Dear Comrades

Local title
Kallid seltsimehed
Original title
Dorogie tovarishchi
Director
Andrey Konchalovsky
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival, KinoFF
Programme
CURRENT WAVES, Main programme of Kinoff
Genre
/mängufilm/

USSR, Novocherkassk, 1962. Lyudmila is a member of the local Communist Party. She’s a staunch upholder of the Communist regime and ideals and despises any form of dissent. During a labour strike at the local electromotive factory, she witnesses the shooting on the protesters by the Army sent by the government to quell the strike: a massacre. An event that will change her vision of the world forever.

The city is torn apart by riots, arrests, hasty convictions and by the curfew. Many people are injured and several ones are missing. Precisely in those days Lyudmila’s daughter disappears into thin air and the woman starts an anguished, dangerous and relentless search, in spite of the blockade of the city, the arrests and the attempt at a cover-up by the authorities.

The movie is based on a true story that happened on June 2nd, 1962 in Novocherkassk and kept secret until the 1990ies.

Director
Andrey Konchalovsky
Screenwriter
Andrey Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva
Cast
Julia Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrei Gusev, Yulia Burova, Sergei Erlish
Producer
Alisher Usmanov, Andrei Konchalovsky
DoP
Andrey Naidenov
Editor
Sergei Taraskin, Karolina Maciejewska
Runtime
Language
Russian

Screenings

Hall Kohtla-Järve Kultuurikeskus Kohtla-Järve
Screening013102 / Kallid seltsimehed
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
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Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening020201 / Kallid seltsimehed
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Astri Narva
Screening093204 / Kallid seltsimehed
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening102103 / Kallid seltsimehed
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening141104 / Kallid seltsimehed
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
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