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15 Mar 2018

Come and See war drama screening in Minsk to mark 75th anniversary of Khatyn tragedy

MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – The restored Come and See war drama directed by Elem Klimov based on Ales Adamovich’s script (Mosfilm, 1985) will be screened in the Dom Kino cinema house in Minsk on 19 March to mark the 75th anniversary of the Khatyn tragedy, BelTA learned from the Belarusfilm National Film Studio.

Restored by Mosfilm, the movie won the Best Restored Film Award at the Venice Classics in 2017.

The film was premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival in the summer of 1985 where it won the Golden Prize and FIPRESCI award. For more than 30 years since its release the film has won awards at many prestigious film festivals. In 1985 it was nominated by the Soviet Union for the Oscar in the Best foreign language film category.

Come and See was recognized by the Sovetsky Ekran magazine readers as the best film of 1986. It has gained a foothold in many movie rankings, including foreign ones. The film holds a 95% “freshness” rating on the Rotten Tomatoes scale. It ranks sixth on the Time Out Magazine list of 50 best war movies of all time, simultaneously being the best film about World War II. In 2008 the Empire magazine included the movie into the list of the 500 greatest movies of all time. In the survey conducted by the British magazine Sight & Sound among producers in 2012, the movie placed 30th on the list of the best films of all time.

The come and See screening in Minsk is a joint action of Belarusfilm and Mosfilm studios with the support of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers.


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