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4.3
286 Ratings

I Am Twenty

Mne dvadsat let

Directed by Marlen Khutsiyev
Soviet Union, 1965
Drama

Synopsis

Three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after their military service and whose fathers have been killed in the war see their aspirations juxtaposed against everyday life in 1960s Soviet Union. They reflect on their possible futures and their place in society.

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I Am Twenty Directed by Marlen Khutsiyev

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1965 | 2 wins including: Best Actor (New Cinema Award)

As a document of Moscow circa the time of de-Stalinization, I Am Twenty has a buoyant, even kaleidoscopic allure.
December 21, 2016
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The defining note of the film is an itchy restlessness evident in both performance and inventive, unfettered camerawork—it was shot at least with the full cooperation of the government, and the unbounded use of Moscow as a stage is thrilling.
October 05, 2016
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It should be seen by anyone who was twenty once, or is, or plans to be. Consider it a New Wave time capsule—the whispered monologues, the poetry, the 35mm, the pleasant anguish of smoking in the empty city street at 2am, not knowing what to live for or how to do it.
October 05, 2016
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