Ya. AVDEYENKO
Я. АВДЕЕНКО
Ya. AVDEENKO
Aleksandr DOVZHENKO
Александр ДОВЖЕНКО
Aleksandr DOVJENKO
Yulia SOLNTSEVA
Юлия СОЛНЦЕВА
Youlia SOLNTSEVA
USSR, 1943, 72mn 
Black and white, documentary
Battle For Soviet Ukraine
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Битва за нашу советскую Украйну

 

 La Bataille pour notre Ukraine soviétique

 Bitva za nashu sovetskuyu Ukraynu

Other titles : Ukraine in flames
 
Directed by : Ya. AVDEYENKO (Я. АВДЕЕНКО), Aleksandr DOVZHENKO (Александр ДОВЖЕНКО), Yulia SOLNTSEVA (Юлия СОЛНЦЕВА)
Cinematography : Sergey URUSEVSKY (Сергей УРУСЕВСКИЙ)
Production : Studio central ukrainien des actualités cinématographiques
 
Site : Page sur IMDb

Plot synopsis
"A feature documentary continuing the tradition of Dziga Vertov." - Neya Zorkaya, The Illustrated History of Soviet Cinema. Like many other Soviet filmmakers and artists, Dovzhenko threw his talents behind the total mobilization for the war effort against Germany. The first of Dovzhenko's wartime documentaries incorporates footage of the invasion of the Ukraine taken by German cameramen and later captured by the Soviets. There are also scenes of the counterattack, as well as unique scenes depicting the battlefield cooperation between Ukrainian and Czechoslovakian troops. Dovzhenko's cameraman on the film was Sergei Urusevsky, who would later go on to form an extraordinary partnership with director Mikhail Kalatozov on such masterworks as The Cranes Are Flying and I Am Cuba.
Source : www.seagullfilms.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Programme 2019-2020 organisé par la Sorbonne : films tabous et interdits en URSS, Paris (France), 2019
- Filmer la guerre. Les soviétiques face à la Shoah, Paris (France), 2015

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