Russian New Year Tale: Carnival Night

“Carnival Night” is a very old (1956), very Sovietic New Year movie that might be regarded as a precious piece of heritage of that time. It is lack of any folkloric or romantic background in its traditional sense, but it is a good example of a perfect movie for the Soviet people. It shows true Soviet characters, who are always definite: either good or bad; the Soviet ideology & the pure Soviet humour. And no matter that music performances try to copy the Hollywood ones, it has its own charm & the New Year spirit.

The story so far: ” On the New Year’s Eve employees of the House of Culture are preparing the New Year celebration. They are young, vigorous Soviet people who desire to add some novelty to archaic parties. Their Director, Comrade Ogurtsov, an old displeased man, is against any changes. He lives somewhere in his displeased illusions, so he uses his position to prevent from any novelty to penetrate into the performance. As a result the New Year celebration passes under the guidance of the youth, while Comrade Ogurtsov remains as displeased as he is.”

There is the version with English subtitles on Youtube. Enjoy watching, Esteemed Readers!

Maria KethuProfumo


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14 Responses to Russian New Year Tale: Carnival Night

  1. Speaking of Old Soviet one of my favorite movies is a Billy Wilder comedy One, Two, Three. Have you seen it? It is a 1961 release. (When the dinosaurs roamed the Earth)

  2. This sounds very interesting, Maria. I am going over to watch the Youtube video now.

  3. Thank you, I’ve learned I’m very old: I’m from 1956 too 🙂

  4. theburningheart says:

    Thank you Maria, will watch soon. 🙂

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