Justine Waddell, director of Kino Klassika, introduces this film on the first night of the BFI musicals season (details here). The movie will also be shown on October 31st. Full details here.
Kino Klassika introduction:
Shot by famed Russian musical director Pyrev, this is a Soviet answer to the American musicals of the 1930s and 40s. Glorifying life on the Steppe, the film uses a Romeo and Juliet-style love rivalry between chairmen of two collective farms to throw obstacles in the way of heroine Dasha and her dashing horse breeder, Nikolai.
Here (and above) is an extract.