"Bed and Sofa"
Directed by Abram Room
A landmark of cinema, this brilliant silent social
comedy centers on a menage-a-trois in the midst of a housing shortage in
Moscow. The film rejects politics and symbolism for sense of humor and
naturalism. It is supposedly based on details in the life of the great poet
Mayakovsky; Ludmila Semyonova is the extraordinary actress at the center of
the triangle. Her decision at the end of the film symbolizes the liberation
of women in the new Soviet society. 73 minutes.