The Dry Valley

"Dry Valley" is the first full feature film by Alexandra Strelyanaya. The film is based on the famous novel written by Nobel Prize laureate Ivan Bunin. This story unites the destinies of the landowners and their servants, and is considered to be one of the most complete portraits of the Russian life in the late XIX century. It takes place in ...more

"Dry Valley" is the first full feature film by Alexandra Strelyanaya. The film is based on the famous novel written by Nobel Prize laureate Ivan Bunin. This story unites the destinies of the landowners and their servants, and is considered to be one of the most complete portraits of the Russian life in the late XIX century. It takes place in Dry Valley, a village owned by the noble family of Khrushevs. The story tells about Natalia, a young and naive girl who serves in their country house. We see and experience her love, dedication to her masters, mysticism, exile, betrayal and faith, while the Dry Valley is falling to pieces, slowly but inevitably, as well as the lives of its inhabitants.

Movie Details

  • Director(s) Alexandra Strelyanaya
  • Starring Yana Yesipovich, Rosa Hayrullina, Elena Kalinina, Oleg Garkusha, Daniil Shigapov, Vadim Skvirskiy, Natalia Burmistrova
  • Language(s) Russian
  • Subtitle(s) English
  • Released January 01, 2011
  • Genre
  • Run Time 90 minutes
  • Rating NR

BIGSTAR Review

"It's dull living in a village", sings an old wash woman to Elena Kalinina's emotionally and mentally disturbed 'Tonya', in 2011's THE DRY VALLEY. Writer/Director Alexandra Strelyanaya might have made a film a little on the esoteric side (busting at the

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