Friday, March 8, 2013

Foreign Film Friday - The Lady with the Dog (1960)

Also known as: The Lady with the Little Dog, Dama s sobachkoj, Die Dame mit dem H√ľndchen, etc.

This 1960 Soviet Union film, featuring a white German Spitz Mittel in a co-starring role, is based on a short story by Russian author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, first published in 1899. Despite the title, the little dog plays a small role and is primarily used as a means to identify the woman he's with (Iya Savvina). (A feeling so many dog people can relate to today: we remember the name and appearance of the dog, but who is that person attached to the leash?)

Produced by Lenfilm Studio

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