Thursday, January 3, 2013
"S novim godim" or how to enjoy your New Year!
Thought I'd share this post from my Russian culture blog:
The Orthodox New Year is still 10 days away, which makes for a very festive fortnight in Moscow and throughout Russia and other Orthox countries. There have been a few attempts to create a new holiday movie to replace the time honored Carnival in Moscow, but only a relative handful have been worth remembering. My favorite is The Irony of Fate. There was an attempt to update this film in 2007 but it fell quite a bit short of the original, even with Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska and Yuri Yakovlev reprising their roles. Eldar Riazanov couldn’t leave his Carnival alone either. He chose to reprise it in 2006. Other notable holiday films include Morozko, aka Jack Frost, Pokrov Gates, featuring a young Oleg Menshikov, and the already mentioned Come Look at Me with the late great Oleg Yankovsky.
Any other titles I can add to my list?
Posted by Dzimas at 10:53 PM