Russian and East European Studies MovieClub@UoM

by | May 1, 2019 | Events | 0 comments

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 17:00

Graduate School Conference Room C1.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building

The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

All welcome

On the 7 May, we will be watching The Dawns Here Are Quiet (A zori zdes tikhie), a 1972 Soviet war drama directed by Stanislav Rostotskiy, with English subtitles. It is based on Boris Vasilyev’s novel of the same name. This anti-war film follows a garrison of Soviet female soldiers in 1942. It was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

“During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troops replaced by an all-female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.” (

Runtime: 180 min.

You will:

  • watch a very unusual war drama where almost all protagonists are female.
  • learn what happens if you ask your military headquarters to dispatch soldiers who do not drink alcohol nor flirt with women.
  • learn the principles of Soviet-style team-building.
  • enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Karelia (near Finland).
  • learn what you can actually do if you are not a superhero.


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