In the Town of S. / В городе С. (1967)From In the Town of S.Watch The Anna Cross on Russian Film Hub
In the Town of S. is a 1967 film based on Chekhov’s short story, Ionych. It tells the story of a young doctor, Dmitry Startsev, who comes to a provincial town – called “S.”
Startsev soon meets the most prominent local family, the Turkins. He falls for their daughter, Ekaterina, and proposes. However, she rejects him and leaves town to enroll in a music conservatory. Heartbroken, Startsev mourns for several days.
Four years on, Ekaterina returns to “S” and tries to rekindle her romance with Startsev. However, he’s having none of it. The reality is that his soul is slowly being destroyed. With time, all he cares about is collecting money from his patients and playing cards.
And many more… There are many more Chekhov film adaptations, including The Seagull
, Uncle Vanya
, and A Hunting Accident
. And if you’d like to read Chekhov’s original stories, Project Gutenberg
has English translations of his works available for free.Interested in learning the Russian language and culture? Click here to find out more.