22/1 Dear Comrades!
When the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkassk go on strike. The massacre which then ensues is seen through the eyes of a devout party activist.
Director of Photography
Production Center of Andrei Konchalovsky
Andrei Konchalovsky was born in Moscow in 1937 in a family of artists. He is one of the most remarkable Russian directors of the generation that emerged in the 70s. In his beginnings, together with Andrei Tarkovski, he wrote the scripts for Ivan’s Childhood and Andrei Rublev, and dеbuted in directing with The First Teacher (1966). His magnificence arrived in the 70s with works like Uncle Vanya (1971), awarded with the Silver Shell in the Festival of San Sebastián, A Lover’s Romance (1974), Jury Grand Prix in the Festival of Karlovy Vary, and the epic Siberiade (1979), Jury Grand Prix in Cannes. In the 80s Konchalovski moved to the United States and bursted into Hollywood with successes such as Runaway Train (1985) and Tango & Cash (1989). In the 90s he returned to Russia, and in this century he received two Silver Lions in Venice. His newest film Dear Comrades! was awarded with the Jury Grand Prix in Venice.