Stage Russia: Smile Upon Us, Lord (15)

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Stage Russia: Smile Upon Us, Lord

Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, comedic road trip, centring on the fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. 

A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, Lord is a Becket-like 'Waiting for Jehovah' that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London, at the Barbican, and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen.

Featuring three towering figures from the Russian stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov.

In Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 190 min (includes one 15 min intermission)

Creative Team

​Director - Rimas Tuminas

Set Design and Costumes - Adomas Jacovskis

Music - Faustas Latenas

Lighting Designer - Maya Shavdatuashvili

Cast

​Efraim Dudak – Vladimir Simonov

Šmulé-Sender Lazarek​ – Aleksei Guskov

Avner Rosenthal – Viktor Sukhorukov

The She-goat – Yulia Rutberg

“The Palestinian” – Pavel Popov; Grigory Antipenko

Yudl Krapivnikov – Alexander Ryshchenkov

Rabbi Aviézer – Alexei Kuznetsov; Eugeny Fedorov

Khloyne-Genekh – Victor Dobronravov

Joselé the Gypsy – Vladislav Gandrabura; Vitalys Semenovs

Khasya – Olga Chipovskaya

Nekhama – Oksana Surkova

Feiga – Lidiya Konstantinova

Two girls, traveling companions of Judl Krapivpikov – Tatyana Kazuchit

The Guard – Yryi Polyak

Residents of the village of Miškiné – Viktor Zozulin, Evgeny Karelskih, Anatoliy Menshchikov, Agnessa Peterson, Eugeny Fedorov, Alexei Kuznetsov

“Rogues”, wolves, recruits – Aleksey Gimmelyreyh, Maria Rival, Anastasiya Zdanova, Yryi Polyak, Vitalys Semenovs, Vladimir Shulyev, Pavel Yudin, Yana Sobolevskaya, Aleksandr Gorbatov, Tanyana Polosina, Oksana Surkova, Eugeny Pilugin, Artem Parhomenko, Asya Domskaya, Olga Borovskaya

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