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THE ASCENT (Soviet Union, 1977)

Sands Films Cinema and Event Listing

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM (BST)

THE ASCENT (Soviet Union, 1977)

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1d 3m Free  
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The Rotherhithe Russian Cinema Club presents




Larisa Shepitko (1977)



STARTS AT 6.00 PM, Saturday 27th May.  This film is 111 mins long.


Shepitko’s emotionally overwhelming final film won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and has been hailed around the world as the finest Soviet film of its decade. Set during World War II’s darkest days, The Ascent follows the path of two peasant soldiers, cut off from their troop, who trudge through the snowy backwoods of Belarus seeking refuge among villagers. Their harrowing trek leads them on a journey of betrayal, heroism, and ultimate transcendence."




The movie was shot in January 1974 near MuromVladimir OblastRussia, in appalling winter conditions, as required by the script, based on the novel Sotnikov by Vasil Bykov.


It was Shepitko's last film before her death in a car accident in 1979. 


The film was on the verge of a ban in Russia: regulatory authorities believed that a "religious parable with a mystical tinge" was shot instead of a partisan story. 




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Sands Films Cinema
82 Saint Marychurch Street
SE16 4HZ London
United Kingdom

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM (BST)

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Sands Films Cinema and Event Listing

Sands Films is a busy film studio and production facility set up in an 18C warehouse

in Rotherhithe since 1975.


In 2005 Sands Films started a Cinema Club in its screening room.

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