A Russian Youth

Мальчик русский
The film tells the story of a simple village boy who goes to the front of the First World war with a naive youthful dream of fame and medals. In the first battle he loses his sight. He is left to serve as a listener - he must listen carefully through huge metal funnels and raise an alarm in case of enemy airplanes' approach. 
2018, Russia, 72 min., 12+
Director:
Alexander Zolotukhin
Cast:
Andrey Pavlyutin, Sergey Dvoynikov, Danil Tyabin, Dmitry Belov
Language:
Russian, english subtitles
Awards & Festivals
  • Sochi Open Russian Film Festival – Diploma of the Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Film Critics      
  • Sakhalin International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
  • Beijing International Film Festival – Forward Future Award, Best New Film
  • Fajr Film Festival – Golden Simorgh for Best Film
  • Seville European Film Festival – New Waves Award, Special Award
  • Berlin International Film Festival – participation 
  • T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival – participation 
  • White Elephant Award nomination – Best Debut, Best Cinematographer, Best Production Designer

Currently on screen