Oct 15th-International Film Appreciation (War and Peace-part II :Natasha Rostova)
Screening Time: 19:00, 15th Oct,2018
Venue: D-hall of MUST
Name：War and Peace-part II :Natasha Rostova
Part I:147 minutes,Part II:100 minutes,Part III:84 minutes,Part IV:100 minutes,Total:431 minutes| Drama, Romance, War |1966,1966,1967,1967|Soviet Union |Russian,French,German
Director: Sergei Bondarchuk
Based on: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Starring: Ludmila Savelyeva, Sergei Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov
War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, trans. Voyna i mir) is a 1966–67 Soviet war drama film written and directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and a film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel War and Peace. The film, released in four installments throughout 1966 and 1967, starred Bondarchuk in the leading role of Pierre Bezukhov, alongside Vyacheslav Tikhonov and Ludmila Savelyeva, who depicted Prince Andrei Bolkonsky and Natasha Rostova.
The picture was produced by the Mosfilm studios between 1961 and 1967, with considerable support from the Soviet authorities. At a cost of 8.29 million Soviet rubles – equal to USD 9.21 million at 1967 rates, or $50–60 million in 2017, accounting for ruble inflation – it was the most expensive film made in the Soviet Union. Upon its release, it became a success with the audiences, selling approximately 135 million tickets in its native country. War and Peace also won the Grand Prix in the Moscow International Film Festival, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky
Part II: Natasha Rostova
Part III: The Year 1812
Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov
In July 1965, War and Peace was awarded the Grand Prix at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival together with the Hungarian entry Twenty Hours. Ludmila Savelyeva was presented with an honorary diploma. The readers of Sovetskii Ekran, the official publication of the State Committee for Cinematography, chose Savelyeva and Vyacheslav Tikhonov for the best actress and actor of 1966, in recognition of their appearance in the picture. In the same year, War and Peace also received the Million Pearl Award of the Roei Association of Film Viewers in Japan.
In 1967, the film was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, outside of the competition. It was sent there instead of Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev, which was invited by the festival's organizers but deemed inappropriate by the Soviet government.
In the United States, it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in the 26th Golden Globe Awards. The picture was the Soviet entry to the 41st Academy Awards, held on 14 April 1969. It received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
War and Peace was the first Soviet picture to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and was the longest film ever to receive an Academy Award until O.J.: Made in America won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2017.
It also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film for 1968.
In 1970, it was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design in the 23rd British Academy Film Awards.