Film Club Screening: Ballad of a Soldier
Date: 7:00pm PST January 24, 2012 Location: Room 204
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Ballada o soldate (original title)
Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Writiers: Grigori Chukhrai, Velentin Ezhov
Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko and Antonina Maksimova
During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love.