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Burnt by the Sun

Utomlyonnye solntsem

Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
France, Russia, 1994
Drama, History


Stalinist Russia, circa 1930, is recreated in this Russian-French film that focuses on a small, elite gathering of family and friends who appreciate the idealism of Stalin’s visions because they do not have to experience its darker side of gulags and purges.

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Burnt by the Sun Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1994 | 2 wins including: Grand Prize of the Jury

Academy Awards

1995 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Awards

1996 | Nominee: Best Film not in the English Language

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