Is humanity a western value?  10 Soviet films about charitable work – the analytical portal POLIT.RU

Is humanity a western value? 10 Soviet films about charitable work – the analytical portal POLIT.RU

On February 24, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, which caused a wave of indignation among the humanist part of the population of our country. Vladimir Putin responded to this with a speech about the “fifth column” and “patriotic traitors”: “Many of these people exist mentally at their core (speaking of the ‘West’.” – NB. so.), and not here, not with our people” and suggested that “the Russian people will be able to distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors and simply broadcast them like a fly that accidentally flew into their mouths. After that, the letters Z, the inscriptions “traitor” and worse, pig heads and manure began to appear on the activists’ doors. Film critic at Kirill Safronov selected ten Soviet anti-war films to prove that humanity (or, in our opinion, action) Charity) is not an outlandish value cast by Hollywood, but it is an integral part of our true culture.

The Cranes Are Flying remains the only Russian (Soviet) feature film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival (1958). The award presented the phrase “For the unity and high quality of all technical components.” humanity“.

The drama of ordinary lovers separated by war forever. About meanness, valor, tragedy and love. About personal choice.

Everyone who thinks that nothing is reliable today should watch it.

The Fate of a Man is a drama based on the story of the same name by Mikhail Sholokhov, the directorial debut of Sergei Bondarchuk.

The story of a soldier who was subjected to horrific trials during the war: he was deprived of his home and family, and thrown into a concentration camp. But he survived, defended his right to be a man, and retained the ability to love. How?

You should pay attention to anyone who wants to know the answer to this question.

“The Story of a Soldier” is a picture viewed by more than 30 million Soviet viewers. It has collected more than 100 foreign awards.

A drama about a few days in the life of a soldier who goes to his mother on vacation. At the beginning of the film, the authors stated that the main character would die in the war. Therefore, along the way, his connections remain twisted and disembodied, which is why his life, as it were, passes into the mood of the condition.

You should pay attention to anyone who thinks that life has already passed.

Ivan’s Childhood is the first feature film by Andrei Tarkovsky. It brought him world fame and was awarded the Golden Lion at the 23rd Venice Film Festival, in addition to a number of other awards.

The story of 12-year-old Ivan, whose childhood ended the day the Nazis shot his mother and sister before his eyes. The boy’s father died at the front. Orphaned, Ivan departs for a military unit and becomes an elusive explorer. According to the director, he wanted to convey all the unnatural of war and chose the theme of childhood, because it “more contrasts with war.”

It is necessary to monitor everyone who feels sorry for himself because of frustrated plans.

Ordinary Fascism is a documentary film using European wartime news tapes, news items have been captured from the film archives of the Nazi German Ministry of Propaganda and the archives of Hitler’s portraits, as well as many amateur photographs found in the possession of Wehrmacht and SS soldiers.

The film tells about the history and ideology of fascism,The birth of this phenomenon in Italy, its further spread in Spain and other European countries, but the main focus is on the totalitarian regime and the crimes of Nazi Germany during World War II.

It should be watched by everyone for whom the meaning of the word “fascist” is too ambiguous.

Road Check is the directorial debut of Alexei German. Screenplay by Edward Volodarsky based on the story of Yuri German (father of the director) “Operation Happy New Year!”. The movie “Operation” was filmed Happy New Year! The picture appeared on the big screen only in 1986 under the title “Road Check”. The filmmakers received awards at many film festivals, as well as the State Prize of the USSR.

A story about how a collaborator joined the Soviet revolutionaries. About penance and in general about the possibility of atonement for treason.

It should be watched by everyone for whom the meaning of the word “betrayal” is too ambiguous.

“Ascent” – a military drama based on Vasyl Bykov’s novel “Sotnikov”. coloring It won several awards at the West Berlin Film Festival in 1977, becoming the only Soviet film to receive the festival’s highest award, the Golden Bear. The last completed film in the directing career of Larisa Shepetko.

The story of the fate of two revolutionaries who were captured by the Nazis.

Everyone who wants to remind themselves of the difference between cowardice and dignity should watch it.

20 Days Without War – Written Drama Konstantin Simonov, who wrote on the basis of the story of the same name from the cycle “From Lopatin’s Notes”, the author later included it in the novel “The So-called Private Life” in its second part.

A story about the arrival of a journalist from the front lines in Tashkent on vacation for 20 days. A peaceful life seemed strange and unusual to him. He will have to visit the family of a deceased colleague, meet in the New Year, 1943, experience a short but bright love – in general, live for 20 whole days without war.

It should be watched by everyone who thinks they have forgotten what a quiet life is.

“Come and See” is a military drama based on a screenplay written by Elim Klimov with Alice Adamovich. The film was released in 1985 on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, won a prize at many major film festivals and took sixth place in the Soviet film distribution in 1986: it was watched by 29.8 million viewers.

Very scary movie. At the center of the plot is a Belarusian boy who witnessed the horrors of Nazi punitive action, transforming from a cheerful teenager into a gray-haired old man in two days.

It should be seen by anyone who has not seen it.

“Tomorrow there was war” – a film based on the story of the same name by Boris Vasiliev.

The story of a dramatic film about a generation whose youth fell in the time of Stalin’s repression, and then the Great Patriotic War.

Everyone who has forgotten the proverb about straw and log should watch it.

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