In commemoration of Liberation Day, we present a free and rare screening of Soviet director Larisa Shepitko’s WW2 classic The Ascent. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival.
The Ascent tells the harrowing story of Sotnikov and Rybak, two Soviet partisans who venture deep into the snowy backwoods of Nazi-occupied Belarus. Seeking food and shelter, the pair soon find their spiritual and moral resolve tested. Shepitko—who was at the time of the film’s release one of the highest profile female directors in the world—combined stark realism with Christian allegory for a tough but transcendental story of heroism and sacrifice. Free screening by special arrangement with Mosfilm Cinema Concern.
Directed by Larisa Shepitko
1977 Soviet Union
In Russian & German with English subtitles
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