VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Garmon'

V' 17

Garmon'

Die Ziehharmonika

Igor' Savčenko
UdSSR, 1934
58min, OmdU

Bild: Gosfilmofond

Garmon'

Igor' Savčenko
UdSSR, 1934
, 58min, OmdU

Cast: 
Petr Savin
Zoja Fedorova
Igor Savčenko

Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Happy peasants gather around Timoschka, the accordion player. In between, the scythe is swung, songs are sung, and people speak in rhymes. Then Timoschka buries the accordion in the hay because he thinks it does not fit his new position as Komsomol leader. But when the enemy decided to make music and go for Timoschka's girlfriend, he digs it up to take over the cultural hegemony, again in triumph. Compared to later propaganda material such as VOLGA-VOLGA, this early Soviet musical captivates with atmospheric easiness.

On Oct. 10 with an introduction by Barbara Wurm and on Nov. 11 by Michael Loebenstein.