The historic film, awarded last year in Venice, finally arrives in French theaters.
The versatile Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky tackles one of the dark pages of the USSR’s past in his new feature film, Dear friends. Awarded at the Venice Film Festival 2020 (special jury prize), this black and white film worn by Yulia Vyssotskaya is released in France this Wednesday, September 1.
A provincial town in the south of the USSR in 1962. Lioudmila is a fiercely devoted public servant to the Communist Party. Her daughter decides to participate in a strike at a local factory and events take a tragic turn. The authorities cover up the violence of the repression. Lioudmila then embarks on a desperate quest in search of her missing daughter.