SKU 5689

BREAD (1929) + ANNA KARENINA (1918) * with switchable English subtitles *

Nikolai Shpikovsky Writer: Viktor Yaroshenko Stars: Fedir Hamalii, Dmytro Kapka, Luka Lyashenko

BREAD  (1929)

A demobilized Red Army soldier returns to his village. Inspired by the spirit of collectivism, he plows a field so that the kulak's portion now belongs to the community and sows it with grain confiscated from the 'Philistines'. His father, a man of traditional world outlook, lives in a pantheistic world of Ukrainian ethos, where sin has a physical dimension. He doesn't believe the stolen grain will sprout on stolen land. When the grain finally sprouts, the old man admits his son was right; for the sake of building a new world, the old laws of the universe must be broken.


In this 1918 version of the oft-made film, married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky, despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.

DVD-r has Ukrainian intertitles for the first film and Hungarian intertitles for the second with switchable English subtitles for both. Approx. 44 mins for Film I and 51 mins. for Film II. See film samples for audio and video quality!


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