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Soviet History though Soviet Film Series (V): Ballad of a Soldier

CEES film screening and discussion. Discussant: David MacFadyen, UCLA, Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
6:30 PM
A51 Humanities Building

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Dir. Grigory Chukhrai
Russian with English subtitles
88 minutes

Fresh-faced signalman Alyosha Skvortsov is granted a visit with his mother after he singlehandedly fends off two enemy tanks. As he journeys home, Alyosha encounters the devastation of his war-torn country, witnesses glimmers of hope among the people, and falls in love.

In addition to the feature film, selected frontline animated shorts will also be screened.

Cost : Free

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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