The Night Before Christmas (1961)

The Night Before Christmas (1961)

Movie Review

The film “the night before Christmas ” will help you get acquainted with national traditions and customs . traditional images, Christmas symbols – all this visually complements the story’s plot. The glistening snow, the  huts, the warm glowing windows. The plot unfolds on Christmas Eve, when the devil steals the month, the blacksmith Vakula, son of the local witch Solokha, seeks the favor of Oksana, the beautiful hut girl, and she sets a condition bring me the slippers from Empress Catherine’s feet. A real Christmas movie, filled with fairy tale and charms, will be a successful illustration of what you’ve read.

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Aleksandr Khvylya, L. Myznikova, Yuri Tavrov

Movie Info

Director – Aleksandr Rou
Writers – Nikolay Gogol (story) Aleksandr Rou
Genres – Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Release date – January 8, 1962 (Soviet Union)
Country of origin – Soviet Union
Languages – Russian, Ukrainian
Also known as – Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka
Filming locations – Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Production company – Kinostudiya imeni M. Gorkogo
Runtime – 1h 8min
Color – Color
Sound mix – Mono
Aspect ratio – 1.37 : 1


Russian Film Hub – 9.5/10
IMDb – 7.6/10

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