Odna

V' 17

Odna

Alone

Grigorij Kozincev, Leonid Trauberg
UdSSR, 1931
82min, OmeU

Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Odna

Grigorij Kozincev, Leonid Trauberg
UdSSR, 1931
, 82min, OmeU

Cast: 
Elena Kuz’mina
Petr Sobolevskij
Sergej Gerasimov
Marija Babanova

Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

At first sight, ODNA, with musical Shostakovich-background, tells a standard saga of socialist realism: the idealist urbanist fights in a remote corner of the union against illiteracy and kulak economy. With a sense for nuances, Kozincev/Trauberg stage the pride with which the heroine writes her new profession "teacher" into the form at the beginning, the ambiguity with which she gives up her comfortable life in the big city and the solidarity that she has with the women in the Altai region against male miscreants. This drama recalls that emancipation and "diversity" were indeed projects of the Russian revolution.