Come Tomorrow (1962)

Come Tomorrow (1962)

Released: 1962
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Genre, Music
Director: Evgeniy Tashkov
Starring: Boris Bibikov, Ekaterina Savinova, Anatoliy Papanov, ,
Run time: 98 min
IMDb: 7.5/10
Country: Soviet Union
Views: 87090

Synopsis

Storyline:
Young girl from the country come to Moscow, she wants to get into University, but it’s too late… Anyway, she won’t give up and will do everything to get a meeting with dean and sing for him.
User Reviews: This is a story of a young girl, a talented singer, who comes to Moscow from the Siberian taiga to become a professional singer. She tries to enter the Music Institute and, finding out that the exams are already over, she nevertheless does everything possible to become a student.

Notable facts:

  • The film script was written by the director Evgeny Tashkov with his wife Ekaterina Savinova, who played the main part (Frosya Burlakova). It reflected real events in Savinovas’s life.
  • Ekaterina Savinova not only played her part and sang all the songs, but also recorded the sound for Nadezhda Zhivotova (the housewife at the sculptor’s home).
  • Evgeny Tashkov lent his voice to Anatoly Papanov (the sculptor Nikolai) and also appeared briefly as the man in sunglasses.
  • Boris Bibikov (Professor Sokolov) was Savinova’s teacher at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.
  • Savinova could not get work in the Mosfilm Studio, because she had rejected courtship of Ivan Pyryev, who was the director of the film "Cossacks of the Kuban" (1950), in which Savinova played, and then Mosfilm’s director. Therefore, the film "Come Tomorrow…" was shot at the Odessa Film Studio.
  • When a third of the film was ready, a commission from Moscow saw it and tried to stop it. With the help of the film director Mikhail Romm, Tashkov managed to complete the film. However, even after the release, bureaucrats tried to stop the film accusing the authors of opposing socialist realism (especially in the scene, where the sculptor breaks his works).
  • Savinova got ill with brucellosis after drinking infected milk on a market. The intensive work on this film aggravated her condition. She was hospitalised and therefore the shooting of the film took two years instead of one. Later the illness developed into schizophrenia. In 1964, Savinova played brilliantly the part of Matryona in "Balzaminov’s Marriage". In 1970, Ekaterina Savinova committed a suicide by throwing herself under a train.
  • In 2011, the film was restored and colourized.
  • In 2020, I translated the film into English, French, Swedish, Finnish, and also added Russian subtitles.

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