Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is granted a visit with his mother after he single-handedly fends off two enemy tanks. As he journeys home, Alyosha encounters the devastation of his war-torn country, witnesses glimmers of hope among the people, and falls in love with its poetic visual imagery. This movie is an unconventional meditation on the effects of war, and a milestone in Russian cinema.
Awards - BAFTA Awards (Best Film), San Francisco IFF(Golden Gate Award for Best Film, and Best Director)
Nominations - Academy Awards (Best Writing), Cannes FF (Palme d'Or), BAFTA Awards (Best Foreign Actor)