THE DEVIL’S BRIDE (1974)


THE DEVIL’S BRIDE

VELNIO NUOTAKA

Directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas
1974 / 78 min / Lithuanian Film Studio

Velnio nuotaka

Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English, French, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
Genre: Musical

Written by Sigitas Geda, Arūnas Žebriūnas
Cinematography by Algimantas Mockus
Music by Viačeslavas Ganelinas
Cast: Vaiva Mainelytė, Regimantas Adomaitis, Gediminas Girdvainis, Vasilijus Simčičius, Regina Varnaitė, Bronius Babkauskas, Juozas Meškauskas, Regina Arbačiauskaitė, Danutė Krištopaitytė, Jonas Pakulis

“This is one of the most successful and unique Lithuanian films. By choosing the form of a musical or a rock opera the author remained in touch with the book, but at the same time created an original work of cinematography. Vivid and expressive although boldly modernised spectacle driven by catchy music composed by Ganelinas was made in a funny and relaxed manner. The Devil’s Bride is busting the myth about the grim nature of the Lithuanians. It strikes with cheerful dynamics and remains an exclusive example of Lithuanian cinematography.” Film critic Saulius Macaitis

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