Mikhail PTASHUK
Михаил ПТАШУК
Mikhaïl PTACHOUK
Russia / USA / Belarus, 2003, 87mn 
fiction
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В июне 41-го

 

 The Burning Land

 La Terre brûlée

Other titles : The Song of Rose
 
Directed by : Mikhail PTASHUK (Михаил ПТАШУК)
Writing credits : Mikhail PTASHUK (Михаил ПТАШУК), Vadim SOKOLOVSKY (Вадим СОКОЛОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Marina GOLUB (Марина ГОЛУБ)
Yuri KOLOKOLNIKOV (Юрий КОЛОКОЛЬНИКОВ)
Anatoli KOT (Анатолий КОТ)
Aleksandr TIMOSHKIN (Александр ТИМОШКИН)
Andrey DUSHEVICH (Андрей ДУШЕЧКИН)
Ivan MATSKEVICH (Иван МАЦКЕВИЧ)
 
Production design : Aleksandr KHOLODTSOV (Александр ХОЛОДЦОВ)
Music : Viktor KOPYTKO (Виктор КОПЫТЬКО)
Produced by : Sergey LIVNEV (Сергей ЛИВНЕВ), Vadim SOKOLOVSKY (Вадим СОКОЛОВСКИЙ)
Companies : Juja Films
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
A dramatic love story takes place against the backdrop of the early days of World War II. 20-year-old American Rosa Ashkenazi arrives in a small Belarusian village, the homeland of her parents. She wants to collect musical material for a Broadway musical.
The girl appears in Zhdanovichi on June 20, 1941. Two days later, the Nazi troops, who launched an offensive against the Soviet Union, drive the entire population of the village to the synagogue and burn the helpless people alive. And only Rosa manages to escape. Together with the Russian officer Ivan Antonov, who survived the death of his battalion, Rosa is trying to catch up with the rapidly retreating Russian front. True and therefore tragic love breaks out between the characters.
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- War in contemporary Russian cinema, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023