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Farm Harvest Festival" (1937)
Sergei Gerasimov's "Collective Farm Harvest Festival" of 1937
is a perfect example of high socialist realism. The happy collective
is presented with great realistic detail (not that any collective
farm actually looked like this). Bodies are muscular, abundant
food is on the tables. The whole is bathed in a warm glow of light,
symbolizing the bright socialist future which appears to have
more or less been achieved. The final scene of Kirshon's play
have looked something like this.