Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Burnt by the Sun

Wed, July 29, 2009 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

1995, 135 min.

Set at the beginning of the purges in 1936, during the high summer of Stalinist rule, Mikhalkov's Oscar winning masterpiece tells the story of a Soviet Army colonel, whose idyllic family dacha is disrupted by a visit from a long forgotten acquaintance . . .

Winner of the 1995 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Nikita Mikhalkov is one of Russia's most famous directors. His films have won international acclaim and numerous awards. In addition, he has appeared in more than 40 movies. His fame, his strong nationalist views, and his close ties to former Russian president, now Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin have brought him both praise and controversy. This summer we will follow his directorial career from his debut (At Home Among Strangers, 1974) to his recent, most well-known works (Burnt by the Sun, Barber of Siberia). Mikhalkov's newest film, 12, recently opened in US theatres.

For more information, please contact Allegra Azulay at: (512) 471-7782,

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