Wednesday 24 April 2024
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Walking the Streets of Moscow

Young Siberian writer Volodya meets Kolya in the Moscow metro in his visit to a famous author. Volodya and Kolya's friend Sasha adventure their love interests in their own way, while Kolya sets out to help them.

  • Russian
  • English
Production Year
Film Type
Production Countries
  • Soviet Union
Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksei Loktev, Galina Polskikh, Evgeniy Steblov, Arina Aleynikova, Valentina Ananina
Production Company

Crew List

Georgiy Daneliya
Gennady Shpalikov
DOP / Camera
Vadim Yusov
L. Lysenkova
Andrei Petrov
Sergei Minervin
Production Designer
Aleksandr Myagkov
Mosfilm studios

Festivals / Awards

1964: Cannes Film Festival, Special mention ribbons young filmmakers, Winner, France
1966: Rome International Film Festival, the Special Prize of the Festival, Winner, Italy
1994: Milan International Film Festival, the main prize, Winner, Italy


Georgiy Daneliya
Georgiy Daneliya


Film Critic

Moscow I love you

Mohammadreza Moghadasian
Mohammadreza Moghadasian

“walking the streets of Moscow” made by Georgiy Daneliya produced in 1964, is a glamorous film focused on a day of energetic life of a young man in Moscow on the vast atmosphere of the streets and all of the constituent parts of a large, symbolic city such as Moscow. The city and character of the boy are two integral parts of this film, with the explanation that the city of Moscow, the passion and life governing it, and the image of the character of a cheerful and handsome boy, and at the same time, the rogue film, cannot be considered to be inseparable. The city has appeared in this film as one of the main characters. In different places and due to events that make the characters walk in the streets and alleys of the city, in the background and background is an indication of an important part of the city of Moscow. This is important in some sequences, and the city and the place where an event occurs become vital in shaping that story. The rhythm and pulse of the film’s behavior are in a balanced way, consistent with the rhythm and life of the city, from morning sequence begin from the morning passion in metro till the nightlife sequences with tranquility in the metro goes ups and down with the right slope. The filmmaker delivers a delicate presentation of the most modern parts of Moscow, such as “New Arbat Street”, and various architectural and designed stations and subway lines of Moscow as one of the main visual attractions of the city, along with paying proper attention to the older Moscow architecture, like the Red Square, and not ignoring the structures of this huge historic collection. It should be mentioned that these references are not limited to only the architecture and the historical context of the city, and it does mention great people like “Pushkin” and the house he left behind as a legacy. All in all, the film is a glamorous urban film. A work that may have led to movies like “Paris I love you” or “New York I love you” many years from now.

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