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A RUSSIAN YOUTH

Alexander Zolotukhin | Russia | 2019 | 72 min.
O.V in Russian subtitled in English and Spanish

Following the path of the Russian school of figures like Tarkovski and Sokurov (who produces this film), A Russian Youth tells the story of a teenage soldier in World War I who naively throws himself into the unknown and goes blind in the first battle, thus taking on a new job: intercepting enemy planes by listening to the air. What we see is not history in capitals, it is a new situation, a story that goes from fear to emotion. A big, chaotic camp with an unknown end. An unusual film of musical montage (in more than one sense) and almost impressionist photography, a hidden pearl of the last Berlinale.