Cross Currents in Russian Literature, Film and Music
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 asProfessor Preobrazhensky.