MY TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE BEAST
MY TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE BEAST– Russia, 1979, 109 min., Drama
Director: Emil Loteanu
Writer: Emil Loteanu
Cast: Galina Belyaeva, Oleg Yankovskiy
A manor in the woods of Central Russia, end of the 19th century. Olga Skortsova is a beautiful 19-year-old girl who, at first glance, seems like a pure, angel-like creature, but is actually calculating and vain. Three middle aged men living in and around the manor fall in love with her: the 50-year-old somber widower Urbenin, the older but lively Count Karneyev, and the handsome 40-year-old explorer Kamyshev. Wanting to escape poverty, Olga impulsively marries the manor’s owner, the nobleman Urbenin. On the day of the wedding, she runs away and proclaims her love for Kamyshev, but refuses to run away with him. Passionate and jealous, Kamyshev secretly hopes to convince Olga to be with him.
Cannes Film Festival 1978- Palme d’Or