The Ascent

Year: 1976
Country: USSR
Director: Larisa Shepitko
Cast: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova
Genre: drama, war
Runtime: 111 min.
Age: 12+
Two Soviet partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches.

Awards & Festivals:

Berlin International Film Festival – Golden Berlin Bear (Best Film), FIPRESCI Prize, Interfilm Award - Special Mention, OCIC Award Competition
All-Soviet Union Film Festival, Riga – Grand Prix
USSR State Award