No Path Through Fire
No Path Through Fire • 1h 29m
Directed by Gleb Panfilov • 1967 • USSR/Russia
The debut feature from Gleb Panfilov, marking his first collaboration with his future wife and muse Inna Churikova, No Path Through Fire is a classic of sixties cinema. Set during the Russian Civil War and following the fate of military nurse Tanya, the film poses a profound question: will there be a place for love and art in the revolution? Panfilov’s earnest humanism and philosophical dialogues play out against a backdrop of fragile idealism, faltering romance, and wartime destruction. The supporting cast features the cream of Soviet acting talent, including Anatoly Solonitsyn and Maya Bulgakova.
NO PATH THROUGH FIRE • В ОГНЕ БРОДА НЕТ
Directed by Gleb Panfilov
Written by Gleb Panfilov, Yevgeni Gabrilovich
Cinematography by Dmitri Dolinin
Music by Vadim Bibergan
Starring: Inna Churikova, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Maya Bulgakova
In Russian with English and Russian subtitles
Winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, 1969
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Interview with Gleb Panfilov
Klassiki meets with legendary Russian filmmaker Gleb Panfilov to discuss his debut feature, 1967’s No Path Through Fire. Gleb recalls starting out as a young director in the turbulent 60s, working with iconic actors Maya Bulgakova and Anatoly Solonitsyn, and meeting his future wife and m...