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I AM TWENTY

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Directed by Marlen Khutsiev
Soviet Union, 1964
Drama
      Russian
      English & 2 more
      NOT RATED

Synopsis

Three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after their military service and whose fathers have been killed in the war see their aspirations juxtaposed against everyday life in 1960s Soviet Union. They reflect on their possible futures and their place in society.

Our take

Brought under scrutiny after Ilych’s Gate (labelled “morally sick” by Khrushchev!), the great Soviet filmmaker Marlen Khutsiyev drastically re-edited this generational portrait into I Am Twenty. Reminiscent of the French New Wave, it captured the angst and anxiety of this “Khrushchev Thaw.”

Synopsis

Three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after their military service and whose fathers have been killed in the war see their aspirations juxtaposed against everyday life in 1960s Soviet Union. They reflect on their possible futures and their place in society.

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I Am TwentyDirected byMarlen Khutsiev
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1965 | 2 wins including: Best Actor (New Cinema Award)

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