Voyna I Mir II – Natasha Rostova

The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf.

With:
Lyudmila Savelyeva Sergei Bondarchuk Vyacheslav Tikhonov Anastasia Vertinskaya Vladislav Strzhelchik Irina Skobtseva

The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf.

Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part of Natasha, is an absolute find and a joy to behold. She’s a beauty, and she can act. All the fresh, impetuous eagerness of youth comes out in her performance, and it comes out naturally. There’s an incandescent glow whenever she’s on screen. Her dance of joy towards the end is as charming as it is sincere.

Another imposing performance comes from Vyacheslav Tikhonov as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky. It is he who proposes to Natasha – a delicate and touching piece of filmmaking, truly in keeping with the character of the novel.

Voyna I Mir II - Natasha Rostova

USSR

Production: Mosfilm. Director Sergei Bondarchuk; Screenplay Vasili Solovyov, Sergei Bondarchuk; Camera Anatoli Petritsky; Editor Tatyana Likhacheva; Music Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov; Art Director Mikhail Bogdanov, Gennadi Myasnikov

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1966. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Lyudmila Savelyeva Sergei Bondarchuk Vyacheslav Tikhonov Anastasia Vertinskaya Vladislav Strzhelchik Irina Skobtseva

More Film

  • Tessa Thompson'Thor: Ragnarok' film premiere, Arrivals,

    Tessa Thompson Eyes Lead Role in Disney's Live-Action 'Lady and the Tramp'

    The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf. Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Box Office: 'Crazy Rich Asians' to Shine With $26 Million-Plus Opening

    The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf. Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part […]

  • A Star Is Born Halloween

    Poll: Which Fall Movie Are You Most Excited to See?

    The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf. Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part […]

  • Jesse Plemons Antlers

    Jesse Plemons to Co-Star With Keri Russell in Scott Cooper's 'Antlers' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf. Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part […]

  • You Can Choose Your Family

    Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Narrative, Documentary Feature Selections

    The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf. Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part […]

  • First Look at Trailer for Avi

    First Look at Trailer for Avi Nesher’s Toronto Entry 'The Other Story'

    The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf. Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part […]

  • SXSW Winner 'Jinn' Bought by Orion

    SXSW Winner 'Jinn' Bought by Orion Classics for November Release

    The spectacle in War and Peace is not confined to the two battle sequences [in Part I]. In Natasha Rostova, there is a superbly staged and photographed ballroom scene, and a magnificent hunt, which comes to a brilliant climax as the hounds grapple with the wolf. Lyudmila Savelyeva, the Leningrad ballerina who plays the part […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content