Moviesby Vladimir Stenberg
Moya Lyubov (My Love)
1940 Belgoskino filmAfter Georgi Stenberg died in a 1933 car accident, Vladimir continued to design posters on his own. Although the text terms this Belgoskino film a lyrical comedy, the plot has serious overtones. When Shuras sister dies, Shura starts taking care of her newly orphaned niece. Her fianc, Grisha thinks the child may be Shuras own, and his suspicions estrange them. This leaves the way clear for a shy neighbor who has loved her from afar to gain points as a potential mate. Stenbergs design is simple and effective - a strongly-colored portrait of the pensive heroine at a table that provides space for the title and limited credits. Vladimir Korsh-Sablin is listed as director, but since the film was a regional (Belarus) production, its cast would have been unknown to Moscow and Leningrad audiences. Thats why not even the Monroe-like lead is mentioned.