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To the 215th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852)

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol is a classic of world literature, the author of immortal works filled with the compelling atmosphere of the presence of supernatural forces (“VIY”, “Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka”), striking with a unique vision of the surrounding world and fantasy (“Petersburg Tales”), evoking a sad smile (“Dead Souls”, “The Government Inspector”), captivating with the depth and vividness of epic storytelling (“Taras Bulba”). His persona is surrounded by an aura of mystery and mysticism. But however enigmatic the life and creative path of the writer may seem, one thing is indisputable – his invaluable contribution to the development of Russian literature.


Directors: Konstantin Yershov, Georgi Kropachyov

Starring: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley

1967*87 min.

English subtitles.

Based on the eponymous story by Nikolai Gogol. Philosophy student Khoma Brut must spend three nights in a village church by the coffin of a deceased landowner lady. The young man will recite prayers over the deceased’s body, but rumors in the village suggest that she was a witch…

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