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Catriona Kelly

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197548363

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197548363.001.0001

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Regulated Immediacy

Regulated Immediacy

Viktor Sokolov, A Day of Sunshine and Rain (1967)

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Soviet Art House

Catriona Kelly

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the work of Viktor Sokolov, a much-admired director at Lenfilm whose extensive work in genre films (production dramas, sports films, literary adaptations) made him relatively invisible to the critical establishment of his own day and later. Sokolov’s combination of emotional surges and a precise and critical eye for cinematic patterning made him difficult to classify at any time, and never more so than in A Day of Sunshine and Rain (1967), an unusual children’s film that explores the unexpected and fragile friendship of two young boys who have skipped school, but also the nature and purpose of art.

Keywords:   Viktor Sokolov, Filmmakers’ Union, childhood, school life, urban exploration, metacinema, immediacy, artistic control

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