Ein russischer Sommer

Deutschland Großbritannien Russland 2009 Spielfilm

Summary

The Last Station

At Yasnaya Polyana, Leo Tolstoy’s estate, 1910 will be the last year of his life. Drama arises when his wife of 50 years, Sofya, finds out that the writer may cede to the wishes of his followers and leave the rights to his work not to her, but to the public domain. With the cautious support of Tolstoy’s private secretary, Valentin Bulgakov, Sofya begins the fight for her rightful inheritance. This brings her not only in an acrimonious battle with the "Tolstoyans", but also into passionate conflict with her husband … Helen Mirren portrays the woman who bore Tolstoy 13 children and prepared his major novels for publication. Yet her interpretation is not of a long-suffering wife, but as an equal shareholder in the success of "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". Interacting with Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy, she brings to life a complex character who is vital, feisty, but also tender and funny, playing a woman who in the history of literature, is normally a background figure. For their portrayals of the caresses and skirmishes of a couple in the winter of their lives, both actors were nominated for Oscars in 2010.

Source: 70. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Duration:
3081 m, 113 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2009, 118888, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): September 2009, Telluride, USA, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 28.01.2010

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Ein russischer Sommer
  • Originaltitel (GB RU) The Last Station

Versions

Original

Duration:
3081 m, 113 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2009, 118888, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): September 2009, Telluride, USA, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 28.01.2010

Formatfassung

Duration:
113 min
Format:
DCP 2K
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Screening:

Aufführung (DE): 28.02.2020, Berlin, IFF - Hommage

Awards

Academy Awards 2010
  • Nominierung, Beste Hauptdarstellerin
  • Nominierung, Bester Nebendarsteller
Festival Internazionale di Roma 2009
  • Silver Marc'Aurelio Jury Award, Beste Schauspielerin
Buchmesse Frankfurt 2009
  • Beste Internationale Literaturverfilmung
FBW 2009
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll