Reflections before Easter. (1991)

Film-document №38969 3 parts, Duration: 0:27:48 to collection Price category S
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Producer Film studio Otechestvo

Director: A. Zimina

Script writers: I. Ulyanova

Operators: Shilovsky Yu


The film tells about the main Christian holiday - the Resurrection of Christ - Easter.

Religious Holidays

Holidays | Social life | Religion

Reel №1 Reflections before Easter

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City street; temple.

People in the courtyard of the temple; dome.

Youth for the church fence.

Said the young man; another youth.

Dome of the church.

Animation: Easter cards.

Girl cake coated with glaze.

With Easter removed form.

Cottage cheese on the table Easter.

Decorate the porch of the church.

Pick up the cross.

Sanctify cakes.

Hands and candles.

Looking girl.

Icon of the Savior.

Ring the bell.

Religious procession.

Passes a priest with a cross.

Says rector of the village "new" father Alex Yaroslavl region.

Road; the distance you can see the temple.

Father Alex leaves from the yard and the house is in the village.

A sign at the road.

Wall of the temple; to open the doors of the temple stand bags.

Old women sweep inside the temple.

The old woman wipes candlesticks.

Icon of the Mother of God.

Parishioners say: the old lady, old man.

Tractor-trailer at the temple gate.

Says parishioner.

Plaque on the wall of the temple.

Temple in the village of "New".

There is a service in the church, the priest prays.

The temple at sunrise.

Tree branches; Alex's father passes.

Exterior and interior of the ruined monastery.





Religion; Youth; Social life

Reel №2

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Sit father Alex and soundman (filmed from behind).

Says Father Alex.

Chapel of the source of holy water.

Pours holy water.

House in the village street; rides the bus.

Goes the old lady, old man; passing car.

Rooster and chicken on the streets of the village.

Says Father Alex.

On the streets of the village are the elderly.

Face of the young man.

Dome and vaults of the temple.

Fly pigeons.

Father Alex delivers a sermon.

Old woman in the temple.

Littered part of the temple.

Broom clean wall.

Fragments of frescoes.

The fresco "The Last Supper."

Dome and vaults of the temple.

Woman rake up grain shovel.

The temple doors at night.

Are old woman with candles.

With a candle stands Zoe Feodorovna (parishioner).

Father Alex reads the Gospel; lamp.

Believers out of the temple with lights, carry candles.

Zoe Feodorovna and her husband work in the temple.

Says Zoya Fedorovna.

The interior of the temple.

Assistant rector Mikhail stove.

Says Zoya Fedorovna.

Animation: Icon of St.

Sergius of Radonezh.

Temple icon with the candlestick.

Last minute logs.

Says Zoya Fedorovna; Mikhail looks.

Reel №3

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Temple of the woods.

Father Alex and sound engineer sitting on a log back on.

In the distance you can see the temple.

Icon of the Mother of God; table with cakes.

Boy with cakes.

Girl in a scarf tying cake.

Icons and candles.



Praying in the temple.

Cakes on the table.

In the temple, boys, girls, old woman.

A boy carries a candlestick.

A woman lights a lamp.

In the temple are boys.

Newsreel: A poster with the inscription: "Easter is not sacred - our Komsomol."

The priest and the "bourgeois" fighting surrounded by demons (dramatization).

Demons drag the "bourgeois", "priest".

At the disco dancing youth.

Father Alex and sound engineer from the back.

Says Father Alex.

Young people in the church.

Young man stands with a candle.

Hare Krishna worshipers in the hall.

People hold hands above his head; raise their hands.

Young people smiling; stands at the entrance under the stairs.

Temple; Fr.

Alexy a little boy come in the door of the temple.

The bell tower of the church.


Temple among the houses of the village.


From the door of the temple comes the procession; passes near the temple.

Crucifixion; Icon of the Savior.

There is a procession; people with candles in front of the temple.

Father Alexis proclaims and incenses the front of the doors of the temple; inside the temple.

Believers in the church.

Prays parishioner Zoya Fedorovna.

Praying in the temple, the father of Alexis.

There is a girl; peasant boys.

The temple and the field at sunrise.