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Vera Baranovskaya

Vera Vsevolodovna Baranovskaya - Russian theater and film actress, also known for films made in Germany and Czechoslovakia. She received her acting education at the Moscow Art Theater. KS Stanislavsky, where she performed from 1903 to 1915. In 1916, Vera Baranovskaya made her debut in the M. Bonch-Tomashevsky film “The Power of the First,” and during the year appeared in five films. In the “Catalog of surviving films” there is information about a non-attributed film with the alleged title “The Dawn of the Russian Revolution”, supposedly filmed in 1911-13. with the participation of Vera Baranovskaya. From 1915 to 1922 she worked in theaters in Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi and Kazan. In 1922 she founded the Mastbar Art and Theater Workshop in Moscow. In the second half of the 1920s, she played one of the most important roles in the movie. The realistic image of the lead role in the film Mother (1926) and the working woman in the film The End of St. Petersburg (1927) - both shot by director Vsevolod Pudovkin - are among the most impressive female figures of the early Russian cinema. In 1928, Prometheus - a proletarian film company in Berlin - invited her to play the film “The Way of the Proletarian” to play the main role. Leaving Germany for a short while, she went to a shooting in Czechoslovakia, where she played roles in the first Czech sound film Tonka-Hangman (1930), as well as the historical epic Saint Wenceslas (1930). In the Czechoslovak social drama "Such is life" (1929), Karl Yungas continued the proletarian role in the main role of the washerwoman. Thanks to the painting "Saint Wenceslas", Vera Baranovskaya received offers for shooting in Germany and France. Among the films in Germany are “Poisonous Gas” (1929, director Mikhail Dubson) and “Revolt in the Educational House” (1930, director Georgy Azagarov) are her best works. Since 1932, Baranovskaya moved to France, where she died in 1935.

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