"Burnt by the Sun"
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
"For those burnt
by the sun of the revolution." A moving and poignant story set against the
corrupt politics of the Stalinist era. Director Nikita Mikhalkov plays a legendary
revolutionary hero living in a dacha outside Moscow. The unexpected arrival of an
old flame brings about the sudden destruction of a happy family. Most of the film's
complex relationships are seen through the innocent eyes of Mikhalkov's beautiful daughter
in a film that gently reveals the tragedy of living under Stalinism. Winner of an
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and, also won the Grand Prize of the Jury
Award at the Cannes International Film Festival (tied with Huozhe, 1994).
Russian with English subtitles.