CEES film screening and discussion. Discussant: David MacFadyen, UCLA, Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Dir. Grigory Chukhrai
Russian with English subtitles
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.
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