SFS: Burnt by the Sun

Shipley Film Society

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Burnt by the Sun
Certificate: 15
Friday 1st November 2019, 7.30pm
Admission: £4 / £3 unwaged
Burnt by the Sun
Burnt by the Sun, N. Mikhalkov, Russia, 1994

In the USSR of 1936, there is no escape from Stalin’s purges, even for revolutionary heroes. A Chekhovian chronicle of love, family and betrayal in an age of totalitarianism.

“There's a touch of Chekhovian poetic realism in Mikhalkov's mesmerizingly beautiful chronicle of love, family, and the intrusion of politics, which won the 1994 best foreign-language Oscar.”
Emanual Levy

“Set just as Stalin was launching the great purges, Burnt by the Sun is about the moment when Russian Communism passed from idealism into nightmare.”
Entertainment Weekly

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