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Fall 2012 November 19 in Gibsons

Burnt by the Sun

Russia/France 1994, 134 min, historical drama. Russian with English subtitles
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Still from 'Burnt by the Sun'

Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best foreign film, Burnt by the Sun is a breathtaking saga set in Stalinist Russia circa 1936 among a small, elite gathering of family and friends who appreciate the idealism of Stalin’s vision because they do not have to experience its darker side. The story focuses upon a single day in the life of Soviet revolutionary hero Serguei Kotov. Kotov’s family is visited in their idyllic country home by roguishly handsome Dimitri, who is on a dark mission that may have profound effects on Kotov’s happy and idealistic existence. Film critic Emanuel Levy noted: “There’s a touch of Chekhovian poetic realism in Mikhalkov’s mesmerizingly beautiful chronicle of love, family, and the intrusion of politics.”

Still image from the film 'Burnt by the Sun'

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM

Burnt by the Sun. Another film clip (11 min).

 

Reviews

Charm on the Surface, And Stalinist Realities. NY Times Review by Caryn James, 1995.

Burnt by the Sun. Review in Film Reference by Rob Edelman.

 

Awards

Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, 1995.
Grand Prix du Jury, Cannes 1994
tied with To Live.

 

'Burnt by the Sun' poster

 


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