Director Ivan Kavaleridze

Production year 1936

Length 67min.

Country Ukraine


A bondman Ivas is sent by his owner to Caucasus as a soldier, and his fiancée is sold to bawdy-house. Being influenced by revolutionist Gavrilov, who has been reduced to the ranks, Ivas becomes class conscious fighter. When the hero comes back to his native land he initiates peasant’s rebellion.



Ivan Kavaleridze
Ivan Kavaleridze



Ivan Kavaleridze

Director of Photography

Nikolai Topchiy

Production designer

Vasili Krichevsky, Tsunya Mayer

Music by

Andrei Balanchivadze


Daniil Antonovich, Polina Nyatko-Tabachnikova, Ivan Tverdokhleb, Aleksandr Serdyuk, Ivan Shtraukh

Production company(ies)


Ivan Kavaleridze

(born 1887,Ladanskyi khutir - 1978, KSculptor, film director, dramatist, and screenwriter. He studied art at the Kyiv Art School (1907-09), the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts (1909-10), and with N. Aronson in Paris (1910-11). His sculptures include busts of famous people such as F. Chaliapin (1909), and over 100 monuments in various cities of Ukraine. In 1928, he became interested in filmmaking. He scripted and directed a number of innovative historical films marked by stylization and monumentalism: The Downpour, Perekop, Koliïvshchyna and Prometheus. Accused of ‘nationalist deviation’ and formalism, he was forced to turn to popular themes and a simplified style. He adapted the operas: Mykola Lysenko’s Natalka from Poltava and Semen Hulak-Artemovsky’s Zaporozhian Cossack beyond the Danube for film. After the Second World War he directed the films Gregory Skovoroda and The Strumpet based on Panas Myrny's novel. A retrospective exhibit of his sculptures was held in 1962. He also wrote several heroic dramas.yiv, Ukraine)․


The Downpour(1929), Perekop (1930), Koliivschina (1933), Prometheus (1936), Natalka from Poltava (1936), Zaporozhian Cossack beyond the Danube (1937), Gregory Skovoroda (1958), Whore (1961).

FILMS 2014