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The Ascent

Larisa Shepitko / SUHH, 1977 / 111 min.

The overpowering final film by Larisa Shepitko, one of the Soviet Union’s greatest filmmakers. This spiritual-transcendent masterpiece won her the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival in 1977.

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The Ascent – viewed globally as the best 1970s Soviet film – is set during the darkest days of the Second World War. Two peasant soldiers, cut off from the rest of the troops, trudge through the snowy forests of Belarus, seeking refuge among villagers. Their moving journey is one of betrayal and heroism.

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This movie contains scenes of violenceThis movie contains foul language

Director

Larisa Shepitko

Production year

1977

Country

SUHH

Original title

Voskhozhdenie

Length

111 min.

Language

Russian

Subtitles

NLD or ENG

Format

DCP

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Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. With the Eye Classics series, Eye brings film history even closer. Every week, we screen at least three classics from the collection under one recognisable name: Eye Classics.

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