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Dear Comrades

16 Feb

2020 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 2h 1m
In 1962, workers from a small industrial town go on strike when the communist government raises food prices.
Initial release: November 12, 2020 (Russia)
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Russian: Дорогие товарищи!
Nominations: Volpi Cup for Best Actress, Grand Jury Prize, MORE
Producers: Andrei Konchalovsky, Alisher Usmanov

When the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkassk go on strike. The massacre which then ensues is seen through the eyes of a devout party activist. Dear Comrades! received critical praise out of the Venice Film Festival, with Variety calling it “scintillating” and “meticulous and majestic, epic in scope and tattoo-needle intimate in effect,” and The Playlist describing it as “a fascinating blend of dark satire and bleak archaeology.”

Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
Written by Andrei Konchalovsky and Elena Kiseleva
Starring Julia Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrei Gusev, Yulia Burova and Sergei Erlish

“Dear Comrades!” Is Andrei Konchalovsky’s Masterpiece (NYT)

 

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