The premiere of the Ranevskaya biographical series starring Marietta Tsigal-Polishchuk will take place on February 8 at the Kion online cinema. The series covers different periods of the life of actress Faina Ranevskaya, from her youth in Taganrog and dreams of the stage to all-Union fame and loneliness in adulthood.
The series was directed by Dmitry Petrun. Casting for the role of Ranevskaya dragged on for several months. Marietta Tsigal-Polishchuk, daughter of Lyubov Polishchuk and great-granddaughter of writer Marietta Shaginyan, was chosen. For the actress, this is not the first project about a cult person from the world of art and culture: she previously played Anna Akhmatova in the series Wings of Empire and Sofka (Zoya Boguslavskaya) in Mysterious Passion.
“I read endlessly about Faina Ranevskaya, watched all the surviving videos with her. Before her shift, the day before, I saw what period of life we were filming, I reviewed films and other recordings with her at that time. At first, it was difficult to overcome the stupor of responsibility: the complexity of the role, the magnitude of the personality and much more scared me, ”said Marietta Tsigal-Polishchuk.
Also in the series were Irina Grineva (as Lyubov Orlova), Alexander Domogarov (as Vasily Kachalov), Polina Kutepova (as Pavla Wolf), Konstantin Lavronenko, Emilia Spivak, Daniil Spivakovsky, Olga Zink, Semyon Strugachev, Olga Naumenko, Miriam Sekhon, Vitaly Egorov, Lika Nifontova. The series was produced by Star Media.
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