Fri 29 Nov

A Russian Youth + Q&A

Cert. 12A

Festivals & Series

Russian Film Week

72 mins

in Russian with EN subs

Russia | 2019 | dir. Alexander Zolotukhin, with Mikhail Buturlov, Filipp Dyachkov, Sergey Goncharenko, Vladimir Korolev and Artem Leshik

The First World War was a tragedy that launched a series of severe tests for the Russian people: revolution, civil war, famine, political repression, the Second World war. And all this fell on one generation of people. A Russian Youth tells the story of a simple village boy who goes to the front of the First World War with a naive youthful dream of fame and medals. In the first battle, he loses his sight. He must then serve as a listener – carefully monitoring through huge metal funnels and raising the alarm in case enemy airplanes’ approach.

Followed by a Q&A with director Alexander Zolotukhin 

See also Meeting Gorbachev

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