His Wife's Diary


Director: Alexey Uchitel

Screen Play by: Avdotya Smirnova

Director of Photography: Yury Klimenko

Art-director: Vera Zelinskaya Nikola Samonov

Costume designer: Elena Surpun

Make-up artist: Irina Melnikova Tamara Frid

Sound Director: Leonid Lerner

Composer: Leonid Desiatnikov

Editor: Yelena Andreyeva

Starring: Andrey Smirnov Galina Tunina Eugeny Mironov Olga Budina Elena Morozova

Producer: Alexey Uchitel Alexander Golutva

Production: Rock Films LenFilm Studio

Country of production: Russia

Genre: Melodrama

Time: 110 min


"His Wife's Diary", reveals a new and unexpected aspect of the private life of Ivan Bunin, the famous writer and Nobel prize laureate. The action takes place in France, Sweden and Germany between the 1930s and 1950s. While living in the South of France as an émigré totally isolated from Russia, Bunin is dragged in a complicated love triangle involving his wife Vera, his mistress - a young poetess called Galina Plotnikova - and an exotically beautiful opera singer Marga Kovtun whose arrival on the scene shatters what was already a delicate balance in the Bunin’s household. 

  • Award
    National Academy Awards Nika

    "Best Feature Film" "Best Photography" "Best Actor"

  • Grand Prix
    Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr
  • Nomination
    The Academy Awards Oscar

    Long list for the Best Foreigh Language Film

  • Prize
    AFI Fest

    Main Jury Prize

  • Prize
    IFF Festoria

    Silver Dolphin for the Best Cinematography

  • Prize
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

    Nominee for Grand Prix - Crystal Globe for the Best Feature Film

  • Award
    Milano Film Festival

    "Staff Award", "Best Photography"