Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Heart of a Dog

One of my favorite film adaptations is Sobachye serdtse (1988), serialized here on Youtube, replete with English subtitles.   Vladimir Bortko captured the spirit and textural feeling of Bulgagov's classic short novel.  You have to do a double take as the film looks like it was made in the 30's, but was produced during the Perestroika years.  A lot of credit goes to Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, who is excellent as Professor Preobrazhensky.  


  1. Thanks for all these film links. I probably won't watch them until the winter, but I love knowing about them. Really enjoyed the Holmes t.v. series and the Chekhov.

  2. Not sure where to put this so will just add it here:


  3. I'll put up a page, av, looks like an interesting book.