Tag: Larisa Shepitko

Soviet Film Wednesday: The Ascent

The Ascent, a Soviet film released in 1977, is a remarkable and powerful war drama that stands as a testament to the exceptional talent of its director, Larisa Shepitko. The film, which is an adaptation of the novel Sotnikov by Vasil Bykov, masterfully explores themes of sacrifice, betrayal, and the moral complexities of war. Set …

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Soviet Film Wednesday: Introducing Larisa Shepitko

This month the Criterion film channel is featuring Soviet director, writer, and actress Larisa Shepitko. You can now watch two of her most acclaimed films, Wings and The Ascent, as well as the full introduction to the director on Criterion. The 1966 film Wings (Krylya) concentrates on a highly decorated female fighter pilot in World War …

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