Sunday, 5 May
Liberation Day: The Ascent (free screening)
In commemoration of Liberation Day, Cinema of the Dam'd is proud to present a rare screening of Soviet director Larisa Shepitko's powerful WW2 drama The Ascent (1976).
Winner of the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival, The Ascent tells the harrowing story of Sotnikov and Rybak (Boris Plotnikov & Vladimir Gostyukhin), Soviet partisans who venture deep into the snowy backwoods of Nazi-occupied Belarus. Seeking food and shelter, the pair soon find their spiritual and moral resolve tested. Shepitko—who was at the time of the film's release one of the highest profile female directors in the world—combined stark realism with Christian allegory for a tough but transcendental story of heroism and sacrifice.
Directed by Larisa Shepitko, 1977, Soviet Union, 111 minutes, In Russian & German w/ English subtitles.
Bar opens @ 18:30
Free screening by special arrangement with Mosfilm Cinema Concern.
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