Dear Comrades! [ENG SUBS]

Andrei Konchalovsky
Mon 27 Sep - Tue 28 Sep
  • Watch out with children under 12
  • Violence
  • Fear
  • Drugs- and alcoholabuse
  • Coarse Language
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Sep
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Lyuda is a loyal communist and party leader in Novotserjassk, a city in the south of the Soviet Union. When there threatens to be a labour strike in the local factory, Lyuda calls to crack it down with violence and suppress resistance. But unexpectedly, her own rebellious daughter chooses the labourers' side.

The workers' demonstration eventually appears to inevitable. Their gathering is crushed without mercy by the authorities. Lyuda is witnessing them massacre and panic when she suddenly comes to the horrific realization that her daughter might be among the victims. Within seconds, her world comes apart and her whole view of the situation changes. Despite the blockade of the city, the countless arrests and authorities' attempts to cover up the bloodbath (by dumping the bodies in already used graves and obliging all witnesses to sign a non-disclosure agreement), she desperately starts looking for her daughter.

It wasn't until 30 years later that the Russians found out what exactly had happened during the labour strike in Novotsjerkassk in 1962. And even though the film was made in black and white, its subject and social critique are far from history.

Direction
Andrei Konchalovsky
Cast
Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrey Gusev
Duration
116 min
RELEASE
Thu 9 Sep
Year
2020
Country
Russia
Language
Russian
Subtitles
English
  • Watch out with children under 12
  • Violence
  • Fear
  • Drugs- and alcoholabuse
  • Coarse Language

"Konchalovsky's finest work, a harrowing drama in which the increasingly confused cacophony of unfolding events and comparative calm of the visuals strike a horribly threatening chord."

**** The Guardian

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