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Ballad of a Soldier

Grigori Chukhrai

 
Ballad of a Soldier (Criterion DVD)

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  • Soviet Union
  • 1959
  • 89 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Russian
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  • Spine #148

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, Grigori Chukhrai’s Ballad of a Soldier is an unconventional meditation on the effects of war, and a milestone in Russian cinema.

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer
  • Interview with director Grigori Chukhrai and stars Vladimir Ivashov and Zhanna Prokhorenko, conducted after a preview screening in New York
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality; RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by William Logan and Amy Hoisington

Film Essays

Ballad of a Soldier

By Vida Johnson April 29, 2002

In 1960, Grigori Chukhrai’s Ballad of a Soldier had a triumphant tour of the international festival circuit, garnering many prizes in such far-flung places as Cannes, San Francisco, London, . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Ballad of a Soldier

By Vida Johnson April 29, 2002

In 1960, Grigori Chukhrai’s Ballad of a Soldier had a triumphant tour of the international festival circuit, garnering many prizes in such far-flung places as Cannes, San Francisco, London, . . . Read more »