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749 Ratings

The Ascent


Directed by Larisa Shepitko
Soviet Union, 1977
War, Drama


Set during World War II’s darkest days, Larisa Shepitko’s The Ascent follows the path of two peasant soldiers, cut off from their troop, who trudge through the snowy backwoods of Belarus seeking refuge among villagers.

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The Ascent
Directed by Larisa Shepitko

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1977 | 6 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize (Competition)

1977 | 2 special mentions including: Interfilm Award (Competition)

1990 | Retrospective

Telluride Film Festival


Transilvania International Film Festival

2010 | Special screening

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