09 20 Oct '24
164291d6 6100 4943 80ed cee14e9c9b09

Mikhail Shapiro

Katerina Izmailova

118' - 1967 - Drama - Dialogue: Russian
Director: Mikhail Shapiro With: Galina Vishnevskaya, Artyom Inozemtsev, Nikolay Boyarskiy
Katerina is bored by the loveless monotony of her life. her husband Zinovi is only interested in the family business, while his bullying and hypocritcal father, boris tImofeevich, constantly keeps a check on her. A new and handsome farmhand Sergei takes advantage of Zinovi's absence and seduces Katerina. As she finds her feelings finally requited so her resistance breaks down. Her love is promptly uncovered by Boris and Katerina is forced to defend her new found happiness. She poisons her father in law and together with Sergei she kills Zinovi. It is not long however before the love crime is discovered.

Image gallery

800c9214 44ff 4b48 b1a6 87d839c6634d
164291d6 6100 4943 80ed cee14e9c9b09



Mikhail Shapiro


Galina Vishnevskaya, Artyom Inozemtsev, Nikolay Boyarskiy


Nikolai Leskov, Aleksandr Preis, Dmitri Shostakovich

Director of Photography

Rostislav Davydov, Vladimir Ponomaryov

Non-original music

Dmitri Shostakovich

More information



Countries of production

Union soviétique

Screenplay based on

"Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" (Nikolai Leskov)



Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?