The Ballad of a Soldier
Grigory Chuckray ,USSR, 1959, Russian, [PG] (black and white). dubbed in English, 89 mins.
This is the story of that journey across the Soviet Union and the encounters with the Soviet people as they all shoulder the bitter burden of this Great War. He meets a beautiful young teenager; they fall in love and both journey together. The interactions and characters are all masterfully written and acted. The photography, the direction is the best of the best. The Black and White film format adds to the realism and the WWII feel. The sound track is perfect to complete this excellent film. This is a must see movie for any serious student of film making or WWII history. It is a tribute to the greatness of the Soviet people and their greatest generation that paid in a river of blood, sweat and tears to defeat the Nazis during WWII.
This film won many awards.
Interview with outstanding film maker Grigory Chuckray about the making of the film, the reception the film received nationally and internationally. This film will be 30 minutes.
Screenings are at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL.
Nearest tube: Warren Street. Overground: Euston.
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205, 390.
Booking information: tickets are available from 10.20 am on the day and may not be booked in advance.
Admission £10, concessions £8. Annual members £6/£4. Sorry no credit cards.