The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies presents a screening of "Burnt by the Sun."
Set at the beginning of the purges in 1936, during the high summer of Stalinist rule, Mikhalkov's Oscar winning masterpiece tells the story of a Soviet Army colonel, whose idyllic family dacha is disrupted by a visit from a long forgotten acquaintance.
Nikita Mikhalkov is one of Russia's most famous directors. His films have won international acclaim and numerous awards. In addition, he has appeared in more than 40 movies. His fame, his strong nationalist views, and his close ties to former Russian president, now Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin have brought him both praise and controversy.
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