FIRST OSCAR

ПЕРВЫЙ ОСКАР

By Sergey MOKRITSKIY

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Drama - Post-Production 2022

The movie is inspired by the true story of the making of "Moscow Strikes Back", a documentary film directed by Ilya Kopalin and Leonid Varlamov that was shot and produced in an unprecedentedly short timeframe. It won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 1943.

    • Year of production
    • 2022
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Director(s)
    • Sergey MOKRITSKIY
    • Producer(s)
    • Nataliya MOKRITSKAYA
    • Synopsis
    • The year is 1941. Student cinematographers Lev Alperin and Ivan Maisky compete for academic excellence and for the heart of the beautiful student actress Yuna. As the war approaches Moscow, all three of them refuse to be evacuated and instead volunteer for the front line. Yuna signs up to the concert brigade, and Lev and Ivan become front-line cameramen. The young men’s rivalry continues even off-campus, but the horrors of war and the heroism of Soviet soldiers that they witness transform their attitude towards their art and life in general. This allows them to film unique footage that will make history. The movie is inspired by the true story of the making of "Moscow Strikes Back", a documentary film directed by Ilya Kopalin and Leonid Varlamov that was shot and produced in an unprecedentedly short timeframe. It won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 1943 Academy Award ceremony, the first such event ever to give awards for documentaries.