About the film
Release Date: October 07, 1970
|Production Companies||:||Alfa Film, Seitz GmbH Filmproduktion|
|Writers||:||Maximilian Schell, John Gould, Ivan Turgenev|
Based on Ivan Turgenev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the boy's father (Maximilian Schell). This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970's Academy Awards.