USSR, 1985, 145mn 
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Иди и смотри


 Requiem pour un massacre

 Idi i smotri

Directed by : Elem KLIMOV (Элем КЛИМОВ)
Writing credits : Ales ADAMOVICH (Алесь АДАМОВИЧ), Elem KLIMOV (Элем КЛИМОВ)
Aleksey KRAVCHENKO (Алексей КРАВЧЕНКО) ...Flora
Olga MIRONOVA (Ольга МИРОНОВА) ...Glasha
Cinematography : Aleksey RODIONOV (Алексей РОДИОНОВ)
Production design : Viktor PETROV (Виктор ПЕТРОВ)
Production : Mosfilm, Belarusfilm
Spectators : 28,9 millions of spectators
Release date in Russia : 24/10/1986
Sites : Allociné, IMDb, Kinopoisk
Release date in France : 1987-09-16, Site

Awards :
Price of the best restored film Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2017
First prize Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 1985
FIPRESCI Prize Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 1985
Premier prix et prix de la meilleure image et du meilleur son et de la meilleure musique au festival de l'Union soviétique, 1986

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico
Editor : Potemkine. 2019. Titre : Requiem pour un massacre

Plot synopsis
A feature by Elem Klimov made from the script by Ales Adamovich. It was released in 1985 and ranks among the most horrifying war films. It`s not only about the war of 1941-1945 exactly, but about any war, its devastating force sweeping away the natural course of things. The film is based upon documental facts and `The Khatyn Story` by Ales Adamovich. The authors describe the place and events which became a symbol of national tragedy. The hero of the film is Flyora, a sixteen-year-old boy that turned to the woods to help the partisans. At the beginning he is just a kid. Then he lives through the horror of the Nazi executions and becomes amazingly grown-up, and even old. The war had distorted the once tender childish facial features - it`s all wrinkles now. The altered face of Flyora is the face of War. The authors were so true-to-life, uncompromising and austere as to portray in the centre of the film not some grown-up man, but an unexperie nced kid with his childhood still here.
Source : www.ruscico.com

Commentaries and bibliography
До, во время и после войны [Avant, pendant et après la guerre], Виктор ФИЛИМОНОВ, kinoart.ru, 2023
LE FILM CULTE : Requiem pour un massacre – Apocalypse 19:43, Pierre-Emmanuel PIGOT, maze.fr, 2023
Les dix plus grands films soviétiques des années 1980, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
Requiem pour un massacre : la guerre à travers des yeux d’enfant, Jonathan FANARA, lemagducine.fr, 2020
RUSSIA BEYOND: Loin des clichés: douze films criants de vérité sur le front de l’Est durant la guerre, Boris EGOROV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
RUSSIA BEYOND: Neuf choses à savoir sur Requiem pour un massacre, un des meilleurs films de guerre de l'histoire, Richard WESS, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
Requiem pour un massacre, le chef-d’œuvre glaçant du film de guerre, Jérémie COUSTON, Télérama, 2019
Reprise : « Requiem pour un massacre », le souvenir indélébile d’un Oradour biélorusse, Thomas SOTINEL, Le Monde, 2019
Иди и смотри (Элем Климов, 1985), Антон Климов, culture.ru, 2016
And I looked, and behold a pale horse [film Come and See, Elem Klimov, 1985], Roger EBERT, rogerebert.com, 2010
Requiem pour un massacre / Va et regarde de Elem Klimov, dvdclassik.com, 2007
Reviews on Kinopoisk

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2024
- Best Soviet films according to Russia Beyond, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Russian or Soviet films awarded at Berlin, Cannes or Venice, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Moscow International Festival of Archival Films (Formerly "Belye Stolby"), Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Week-end cinéma russe Cinémalraux, Chambery (France), 2020
- Release in France of a restored film, Different cities (France), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2017
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2016
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2015
- Festival de cinéma dans le cadre des journées européennes du livre russe, Paris (France), 2015
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2011
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Grenoble 'Cinéphilies', Grenoble (France), 2008
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2005
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2005
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2005
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1987-09-16
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 1985

Photos and videos

Film avec sous-titres anglais