Based on the book by Galina Shcherbakova. A famous 1980s film with a wonderful music by Alexei Rybnikov tells of a first love that was not understood and appreciated by adults. A story of Romeo and Juliet revisiting our worldThe high-school teenagers Roman and Katya experience a beautiful, tender feeling. The boys mother, unwilling to understand the young lovers, resorts to deception in order to separate them. Despite all the obstacles, Roma and Katya are striving to be together. The misunderstanding of their feelings leads to a tragedy.
Following the films release, its main theme song The Last Poem (to lyrics by Rabindranath Tagore) had become widely popular. The song is still being performed today...
Director: Ilya Frez
Script: Galina Shcherbakova, Ilya Frez
Camera: Gasan Tutunov
Music by: Alexei Rybnikov
Tatyana Aksyuta as Katya Shevchenko
Nikita Mikhajlovsky as Roman Lavochkin
Yelena Solovey as Tanechka, the literature teacher
Irina Miroshnichenko as Lyudmila Sergeevna, Katya's mother
Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina as Vera, Roman's mother
Albert Filozov as Kostya, Roman's father
Tatyana Pelttser as Roman's grandmother
Rufina Nifontova as Tanechka's mother
Yevgeni Gerasimov as Volodya, Katya's stepfather
Yekaterina Vasilyeva as Alena
Leonid Filatov as Mihail, Tanechka's friend
Vadim Kurkov as Sashka
Lyubov Sokolova as Postman
Yelena Majorova as Katya's neighbour
© Gorky Film Studio, 1980.
English subtitles by T.Kameneva
(from original DVD, RUSCICO).