In 19th century Russia, an aristocrat, Lavretsky, returns to his estate after staying in Paris over a long period. Upon meeting Lisa, during a visit to his neighbors, he become infatuated by the young woman and would like to erase his past.
Freely adapted from Ivan Turgenev’s book, A Nest of gentry marks a departure for Andrei Konchalovsky’s from his first two features. The material of origin (a book) makes it more classic in its form and it is also his first color film, a costume drama praised for its visual beauty but attacked by soviet critics as mannered. However, the film displays, even in introducing a completely different social class than the one portrayed in his own Story of Asya Klyachina… (1966), the same love for the Continue reading