Release date: 23 November 2014
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Sylvie Testud, Aleksandr Baluev
Director: Vera Glagoleva
Screenwriter: Svetlana Grudovich, Olga Pogodina-Kuzmina
Film “Two Women” was based on stage play «A Month in the Country» by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
The setting is the Islaev country estate in the 1840s. Natalya Petrovna Islayeva (Anna Astrakhantseva), a headstrong 29-year-old, is married to Arkadi Sergeyevich Islayev (Aleksandr Baluev), a rich landowner seven years her senior. Bored with life, she welcomes the attentions of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Rakitin (Ralph Fiennes) as her devoted but resentful admirer, without ever letting their friendship develop into a love affair.
The arrival of the handsome 21-year-old student Aleksei Belyaev (Nikita Volkov) as tutor to her son Kolya ends her boredom. Natalya falls in love with Aleksei, but so does her ward Verochka (Anna Levanova), the Islaevs’ 17-year-old foster daughter. To rid herself of her rival, Natalya proposes that Verochka should marry a rich old neighbour, but the rivalry remains unresolved.
Rakitin struggles with his love for Natalya, and she wrestles with hers for Aleksei, while Verochka and Aleksei draw closer. Misunderstandings arise, and when Arkadi begins to have his suspicions, both Rakitin and Aleksei are obliged to leave. As other members of the household drift off to their own worlds, Natalya’s life returns to a state of boredom.
“Two Women” Cast in Stills
Anna Astrakhantseva as Natalya Petrovna Islayeva , wife of a rich landowner
as Mikhail Aleksandrovich Rakitin , a family friend, in love with Natalya Petrovna
Anna Levanova as Verochka , Natalya’s ward
Nikita Volkov as Aleksei Nikolayevich Belyaev , a new young tutor of Natalya’s son Kolya
Aleksandr Baluev as Arkadi Sergeyevich Islayev , a rich landowner, husband of Natalya
Larisa Malevannaya as Anna Semyonovna Islayeva , Arkadi’s mother
Sergey Yushkevich as Ignati Ilyich Shpigelsky , a doctor
Sylvie Testud as Lizaveta Bogdanovna , a companion
Bernd Moss as Adam Ivanovich Schaff , a German tutor
Vasiliy Mishchenko as Afanasi Ivanovich Bolshintsov, a neighbour
Anna Nahapetova as Katia, a servant
Roman Drobot as Matvei, a servant
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