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When a Red Army officer is forced to shelter with a Jewish family while seeing her unwanted pregnancy to term, she finds her fierce communist values at odds with their sprawling generosity. Over time, these two worlds are brought closer together, but can either party truly save the other? Adapted from a Vasily Grossman story, Askoldov’s deeply humanist and visually striking parable was his first and only film: banned for two decades, it was thought lost before its perestroika-era rehabilitation as a neglected masterpiece.

Directed by Aleksandr Askoldov |
Russia |
1967 |
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1988
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Jury Prize
Berlin International Film Festival
1988
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Best Director
Flanders International Film Festival, Belgium
1989
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Best Film
East German Film Critics’ Prize
1989
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Best Film
Nika Awards, Russia
1989
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Nika Awards, Russia
1989
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Best Director
Nika Awards, Russia
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