COME AND SEE / IDI I SMOTRI
Director: Elem Klimov
Cast: Alexey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Lyubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas, Yuri Lumiste, Victor Lorenz, Kazimir Rabetsky, Evgeny Tilicheev, Alexander Berda
Winner of the MIFF 1985 in the nominations: “FIPRESCI Prize - Competitive Program”, “Golden Prize”.
Prize of the Venice Film Festival 2017 “Best Renovated Film” (“Classic of Venice”).
The picture is based on documentary facts and refers to the “Khatyn story” by Adamovich. The authors chose exactly that place and those events that became a symbol of the people's misfortune and suffering. Flera is a sixteen-year-old boy who dug out a carbine among scraps of barbed wire, rusty machine-gun belts and shot through helmets, and went into the forest to join the partisans. At the beginning of the film, he is quite a child. In the end, having gone through the horror of the punitive action of the fascists, he becomes an adult, frighteningly adult, and even old. The war distorted the once tender, childish features and turned them into old age wrinkles.
USSR, Mosfilm, 1985, 136 minutes