Ballad of a Soldier

Year: 1959
Country: USSR
Director: Grigoriy Chukhray
Cast: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Evgeniy Urbanskiy
Genre: drama, romance, war
Runtime: 88 min.
Age: 12+
Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Awards & Festivals:

Academy Awards, USA, Nominee Oscar - Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
Cannes Film Festival - Nominee Palme d'Or
Bodil Awards - Best European Film
BAFTA Awards - Best Film from any Source
David di Donatello Awards - Golden Plate (For direction)
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Nominee Silver Ribbon -Best Foreign Director
San Francisco International Film Festival - Golden Gate Award (Best Film, Best Director)
Golden Goblets, Italy - Golden Goblet (Best Actor)