natasha-rostova

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War and Peace (1966) - dir. Sergey Bondarchuk

The first ball of Natasha Rostova.

I have long been waiting for you,” that frightened happy little girl seemed to say by the smile that replaced the threatened tears, as she raised her hand to Prince Andrew’s shoulder. They were the second couple to enter the circle. Prince Andrew was one of the best dancers of his day and Natasha danced exquisitely. Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness. (Leo Tolstoy. “War and Peace”)