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Introduction to Life


Directed by Igor Talankin
Soviet Union, 1962


A boy from Leningrad has his world turned upside down by his parent’s separation and World War II. He leaves town amidst the fighting and returns to find a friend in his step-brother. The war is seen through the eyes of children and told in flashback form.

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Introduction to Life Directed by Igor Talankin

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1963 | 2 wins including: San Giorgio Prize

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