The Dawns Here Are Quiet... (1972) by Stanislav RostoskyThe Arts Junction presents
Soviet Cult Films at Margret Movie Night
Saturday, May 9, 2009
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (А зори здесь тихие: Russian)
director: Stanislav Rostosky
genre: Drama / History / War
country: Soviet Union
language: Russian/German with English sub-titles
color: Black and White / Color
runtime: 158 min
company: Gorky Film Studios
Margret Bar / Lounge for the Junction
2952 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
Dawns here are quiet...The Arts Junction
Nominated for the 1972 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
The small detachment of female soldier engages in combat with a German regiment attempting to surprise the Soviets, while the fighting sequences are interspersed with the women's recollections of family and civilian life back home.
The women's daily existence turns out to provide a fascinating deviation from traditional war movies, as they attempt to navigate the additional difficulties brought on by their gender within a predominantly male milieu.
Ultimately the film illuminates the women's bravery and heroism in the face of strife and the misery of war.
** The AJ (artjunction) is an independent, local blog dedicated to arts and culture events in the Junction area of Toronto West, and Russian cultural events coming up in Toronto.
wikipedia.org: The Dawns Here Are Quiet
movies.nytimes.com: Review Summary: The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
english.peopledaily.com.cn: Movie "The Dawns Here are Quiet" Hits the Screen
"By casting aside battlefield scenes, the movie, through the fate of women soldiers, gives a description of the war that depicts the damage and destruction it brought to the beautiful lives of the people, thus portraying in a stronger sense an anti-war theme and a concern for humanity."
theoscarsite.com: "It is a little-known fact that during World War II a small number of Soviet women actively served in combat. This film takes us into the lives of a small detachment of such women, and combines war action footage with gentler moments, such as when they kick their (male) sergeant out of the barracks for complaining that they don't wear enough clothes there. The story of their combat is interspersed with their memories of their husbands and civilian lives. The main combat sequence places them in conflict with a German patrol which was trying for a surprise attack on Russian positions. Co-written and directed by Stanislav Rostotsky for Gorky Film Studios. (Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide)"
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