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The Ascent
Original title:
Voshoždenje
Slovenian title:
Vzpon
Section:
RETRO: FORBIDDEN WOMEN
Country, year:
Soviet Union, Ukraine, 1977
Length:
111
Directed by:
Larisa Šepitko
Screenplay:
Juri Klepikov, Larisa Šepitko, Vasilij Bikov
Cinematography:
Vladimir Čuhnov, Pavel Lebešev
Music:
Alfred Šnitke
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Russian,German
Voting code:
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Cast:
Boris Plotnikov (Sotnikov), Vladimir Gostjuhin (Ribak), Sergej Jakovljev (vaški starešina), Ljudmila Poljakova (Demčiha), Viktorija Goldentul (Basja), Anatolij Solonicin (Portnov), Marija Vinogradova (žena vaškega starešine), Nikolaj Sektimenko (Staš)
Awards:
Berlinale 1977 – Best Film, FIPRESCI Prize, OCIC Award, Interfilm Award, Special Mention

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Description:
Exploring conscience, duty and spiritual heroism, Larisa Shepitko's last film won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Although the authorities believed that a "religious parable with a mystical tinge" was shot instead of a partisan story, the film escaped censorship after having moved the First Secretary of the Communist Party to tears.

In a freezing cold World War II winter, two pro-Soviet partisans - Sotnikov and Rybak - head off to find food for themselves and their compatriots. Their return to camp is interrupted when they are arrested by a Nazi patrol. Taken prisoner, Sotnikov stands true to his beliefs and refuses to answer any questions despite torture. Rybak on the other hand argues that they should simply do whatever they can to stay alive. One of them will live, but at a very heavy cost.

"All motion pictures are personal but the desire to film The Ascent was almost a physical need. If I had not shot this picture, it would have been a catastrophe for me. I could not find any other material with which I could transmit my views on life, on the meaning of life."?(Larisa Shepitko)