Andrei Konchalovsky / RU, 2020 / 116 min.
This poignant Russian film is set in 1962, when a workers' strike was brutally suppressed. It is an episode in Khrushchev’s Soviet Union that was long covered up. The film, beautifully shot in black and white, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Film Festival of Venice.
Lyudmila is a local apparatchik in Novocherkass, a city in the southern Soviet Union. She is a loyal communist who fought to protect Stalin’s ideology during WW II. When the workers in the local factory decide to lay down their work, Lyudmilla is determined to clamp down on the strike.
Dorogie tovarishchi (Eng.), Dorogie tovarisjtsji (NL)
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