Raba Lyubvi (A Slave of Love) Reviews

  • Feb 06, 2013

    Interesante, filmada de manera grandiosa y con buenas actuaciones, aunque el argumento es algo irregular.

    Interesante, filmada de manera grandiosa y con buenas actuaciones, aunque el argumento es algo irregular.

  • Mar 01, 2010

    Russian melodrama about a silent film star who gets involved with her cameraman, an underground revolutionary. As a Day for Night-style farce about the filmmaking industry, it's not so hot. The humor is a bit too slapsticky, or perhaps just doesn't translate well. As a political film, it fares better... a bit one-sided by necessity, but with some nuance and not too propagandistic. As a period romance, it's pretty good. The scenes of Olga and Victor courting are exceptionally lovely, the highlights of a film which has fine cinematography throughout. I'd say I liked this one about as much as Mikhalkov's Burnt by the Sun, but for entirely different reasons.

    Russian melodrama about a silent film star who gets involved with her cameraman, an underground revolutionary. As a Day for Night-style farce about the filmmaking industry, it's not so hot. The humor is a bit too slapsticky, or perhaps just doesn't translate well. As a political film, it fares better... a bit one-sided by necessity, but with some nuance and not too propagandistic. As a period romance, it's pretty good. The scenes of Olga and Victor courting are exceptionally lovely, the highlights of a film which has fine cinematography throughout. I'd say I liked this one about as much as Mikhalkov's Burnt by the Sun, but for entirely different reasons.

  • Sep 18, 2009

    Interesante, filmada de manera grandiosa y con buenas actuaciones, aunque el argumento es algo irregular.

    Interesante, filmada de manera grandiosa y con buenas actuaciones, aunque el argumento es algo irregular.

  • Sep 15, 2009

    Another film that doesn't seem to know quite what its saying, but nonetheless packs some rather stirring attributes. The most stirring here, is the manner in which the film delves into and explores some of its moments. Lifting them (through music, pause, etc.) to seemingly spiritual heights. Among the many tools in a filmmaker's toolbox, this one seems as often overlooked as it is brimming with a wonderful potential power. It's used rather well here.

    Another film that doesn't seem to know quite what its saying, but nonetheless packs some rather stirring attributes. The most stirring here, is the manner in which the film delves into and explores some of its moments. Lifting them (through music, pause, etc.) to seemingly spiritual heights. Among the many tools in a filmmaker's toolbox, this one seems as often overlooked as it is brimming with a wonderful potential power. It's used rather well here.

  • Sep 13, 2008

    its a good thing ive head books on russian silent film because the historical context would be very difficult to understand without prior knowledge. anyway, this is a good early effort from mikhalov though not as engrossing as his later work. vera kuznetsova was excellent though

    its a good thing ive head books on russian silent film because the historical context would be very difficult to understand without prior knowledge. anyway, this is a good early effort from mikhalov though not as engrossing as his later work. vera kuznetsova was excellent though

  • Aug 21, 2007

    One of the best love stories I ever saw

    One of the best love stories I ever saw

  • Jul 17, 2007

    A masterwork about revolution, freedom, beauty and love!

    A masterwork about revolution, freedom, beauty and love!