Gorky Film Studios (USSR -
This was another production of the Soviet Union’s Gorky studio in Moscow which featured speedway racing. Unlike ‘Closure of the Season’, the speedway segment is relatively short and takes place early in the story.
Pavel Finn and Valeri Tur
Sergei Filippov and Vyacheslav Yegorov
PRODUCTION DESIGN BY:
Boris Shcherbakov (Sergei)
Born on December 11, 1949 in Leningrad, Shcherbakov Graduated from high school studio at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1972. After that, he became an Art Theatre actor. After the division of the theatre, he worked in the Moscow Art Theatre named after AP Chekhov until 2003. He has acted in films since 1963, his first role being that of Glebko Prokhorov in the movie ‘Mandate’. He was voted People's Artist of Russia in 1994.
Yevgeny Simonova (Anna)
She was born on June 1, 1955 in Leningrad and became People's Artist of Russia 40 years later. Somonova first studied choreography, graduating from the Gnesins music school. In 1972, she enrolled in the Shchukin drama school and graduated in 1976 to begin working in the troupe of the Moscow Academy Mayakovsky Theater. She made her movie debut in 1973, while still a student, taking the role of Masha Popova in the comedy drama ‘Only Old Men Go To War’.
It is an interesting footnote to know that Nikolai Denisov, (born 12.9.1953), who played Anna’s husband, went on to become a noted director, too. His directing credits include the comedy drama, ‘You’re at the Top, I’m at the Bottom’ and the crime thriller ‘Unwanted Witness’.
‘Wedding Day’ tells the story of Sergei, a young man who works at the local steel plant and whose family has been connected with steel-
Only Old Men Go To War