Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
Starring: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrey Gusev
A provincial town in the south of the USSR, 1962. Lyudmila, a devout Communist Party official and idealistic veteran of WWII, is a scourge of anything she perceives as anti-Soviet sentiment. Together with other local Party officials, she is taken by surprise by a strike at the local factory, in which her own daughter is taking part. As the situation quickly spirals out of control, Lyudmila begins a desperate search for her daughter in the face of curfews, mass arrests, and the authorities’ ruthless attempts to cover up the state violence. Her once unquestioning faith in the Party line is shaken by her growing awareness of its human toll, tearing apart the world she thought she knew.
This screening is in partnership with Chester Film Society. Chester Film Society was started in 1970 to screen international films and documentaries that struggled to get a cinematic release. Across 2021 Storyhouse will be screening regular monthly films selected by members of Chester Film Society. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the society please go to www.chesterfilmsociety.co.uk
A note when you’re booking…
In order to maintain social distancing at Storyhouse, after you choose your seats the system will remove the seats next to you from sale so that you/your group will be distanced from other audience members.