Monday, October 8, 2018

Burnt by the Sun (1994): Movie Review

Burnt by the Sun is a1994 Russian film directed by Russian film director and screenwriter Nikita Mikhalkov and Azerbaijani screenwriter Rustam Ibragimbekov. It is starred by Oleg Menshikov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nikita Mikhalkov and his daughter Nadzhda Mikhalkova. The film is about the story of a senior Red Army officer, role played by Nikita Mikhalkov himself and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union.    Plot:  In the summer of 1936 in the Soviet Union, Comrade Sergei Petrovich Kotov, his wife Maroussia and their young daughter Nadia are relaxing in a banya when peasant from the local collective farm tells them the Red Army’s Tanks are about to crush the wheat harvest as part of general maneuvers. Kotov rides out to order the tank officer to halt. Kotov carries the authority as a senior old Bolshevik and legendary hero of the Russian Civil War. He is very popular with the common people and local villagers. The happy family returns to their country Dacha, there, they meet Maroussia’s relatives. But after that Mitya, maroussia’s fiancé comes to there. He has come to remove Kotov. He works as the political police, the NKVD. Before disappearing in 1923, he joyfully embraced to their family. Maroussia is left deeply conflict when he left without explanation. She suffered deeply. At last, he comes back. He is introduced to Nadia as ‘Uncle Mitya’. Mitya detests Kotov extremely as he loses everything from his life, his love, Maroussia, his love for Russia, faith and his profession as a pianist. Kotov remarks on Mitya;s activities in Paris where he gave up eight generals to the NKVD. All were kidnapped, smuggled to the Soviet Union and shot without trial. Kotov compelled Mitya to join Army. Thus Mitya loses everything. But Kotov believed that his relationship with the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will save him. However, a black car carrying NKVD agents arrive to remove Kotov. They arrest KOtov for a non-existent conspiracy. Kotov is forced to make a false confession to all charges and is shot in August, 1936 while Mitya commits suicide and Maroussia as well as Nadia are arrested. Maroussia dies in the Gulag in 1940. Nadia sees all three sentences and works as a teacher in Kazakhstan.    Story:  The story of the filmis is written by the director Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov. The story is about a Red Army officer and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union. Cinematography:  The cinematographer of the film is Vilen Kalyuta. Cinematography of the film is very good and perfect. There are differences in shot divisions and angles. Besides, a perfect cinematography like this movie is very important. It is the post-Soviet Union film. The age is the digital technological age there at that time. To knowabout cinematography about this film, we have to describe about its characteristics first. For example:- shots, mise-en-scene and lighting.    Shot:  We can see various kinds of shots and the use of different kinds of angles in this movie. It creates a variety of the film’s scenery and sequences.    Mise-en-scene:  The arrangement of the scenery and props are perfect. The film s shot in Moscow. We can see here the geographical area, the weather, environment, natural beauty. But Mikholkov created the sets of woods. These help the film to create varieties.    Lighting:  Although Mikhalkov have used natural light, we can notice the use of artificial light. For indoor shooting, he has used artificial light and for outdoor shooting he has used natural light.    Acting:  Acting is very perfect and skillful with Russian language dialogues. Specially, Mikhalkov, his daughter Oleg Menshikov and Ingeborga Dapkunaite’s acting or performance is very perfect and natural as well as realistic.    Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Eduard Artemyev. He is a good and skilled music composer. Background sound creates an important role in this movie. We have heard different kind of music during different scenery are very important and must for creating meaning of the scenery. This has played important role.    Editing:  The film is edited by Enzo Meniconi. His editing style creates varieties and aesthetics in the film. the film has many positive reviews and it is acclaimed by the experts for its editing style. It received Grand Prix award in 1994 for it.
Burnt by the Sun (1994)

Burnt by the Sun is a1994 Russian film directed by Russian film director and screenwriter Nikita Mikhalkov and Azerbaijani screenwriter Rustam Ibragimbekov. It is starred by Oleg Menshikov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nikita Mikhalkov and his daughter Nadzhda Mikhalkova. The film is about the story of a senior Red Army officer, role played by Nikita Mikhalkov himself and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union.

Plot:
In the summer of 1936 in the Soviet Union, Comrade Sergei Petrovich Kotov, his wife Maroussia and their young daughter Nadia are relaxing in a banya when peasant from the local collective farm tells them the Red Army’s Tanks are about to crush the wheat harvest as part of general maneuvers. Kotov rides out to order the tank officer to halt. Kotov carries the authority as a senior old Bolshevik and legendary hero of the Russian Civil War. He is very popular with the common people and local villagers. The happy family returns to their country Dacha, there, they meet Maroussia’s relatives. But after that Mitya, maroussia’s fiancé comes to there. He has come to remove Kotov. He works as the political police, the NKVD. Before disappearing in 1923, he joyfully embraced to their family. Maroussia is left deeply conflict when he left without explanation. She suffered deeply. At last, he comes back. He is introduced to Nadia as ‘Uncle Mitya’. Mitya detests Kotov extremely as he loses everything from his life, his love, Maroussia, his love for Russia, faith and his profession as a pianist. Kotov remarks on Mitya;s activities in Paris where he gave up eight generals to the NKVD. All were kidnapped, smuggled to the Soviet Union and shot without trial. Kotov compelled Mitya to join Army. Thus Mitya loses everything. But Kotov believed that his relationship with the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will save him. However, a black car carrying NKVD agents arrive to remove Kotov. They arrest KOtov for a non-existent conspiracy. Kotov is forced to make a false confession to all charges and is shot in August, 1936 while Mitya commits suicide and Maroussia as well as Nadia are arrested. Maroussia dies in the Gulag in 1940. Nadia sees all three sentences and works as a teacher in Kazakhstan.

Story:
The story of the filmis is written by the director Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov. The story is about a Red Army officer and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union.
Burnt by the Sun is a1994 Russian film directed by Russian film director and screenwriter Nikita Mikhalkov and Azerbaijani screenwriter Rustam Ibragimbekov. It is starred by Oleg Menshikov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nikita Mikhalkov and his daughter Nadzhda Mikhalkova. The film is about the story of a senior Red Army officer, role played by Nikita Mikhalkov himself and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union.    Plot:  In the summer of 1936 in the Soviet Union, Comrade Sergei Petrovich Kotov, his wife Maroussia and their young daughter Nadia are relaxing in a banya when peasant from the local collective farm tells them the Red Army’s Tanks are about to crush the wheat harvest as part of general maneuvers. Kotov rides out to order the tank officer to halt. Kotov carries the authority as a senior old Bolshevik and legendary hero of the Russian Civil War. He is very popular with the common people and local villagers. The happy family returns to their country Dacha, there, they meet Maroussia’s relatives. But after that Mitya, maroussia’s fiancé comes to there. He has come to remove Kotov. He works as the political police, the NKVD. Before disappearing in 1923, he joyfully embraced to their family. Maroussia is left deeply conflict when he left without explanation. She suffered deeply. At last, he comes back. He is introduced to Nadia as ‘Uncle Mitya’. Mitya detests Kotov extremely as he loses everything from his life, his love, Maroussia, his love for Russia, faith and his profession as a pianist. Kotov remarks on Mitya;s activities in Paris where he gave up eight generals to the NKVD. All were kidnapped, smuggled to the Soviet Union and shot without trial. Kotov compelled Mitya to join Army. Thus Mitya loses everything. But Kotov believed that his relationship with the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will save him. However, a black car carrying NKVD agents arrive to remove Kotov. They arrest KOtov for a non-existent conspiracy. Kotov is forced to make a false confession to all charges and is shot in August, 1936 while Mitya commits suicide and Maroussia as well as Nadia are arrested. Maroussia dies in the Gulag in 1940. Nadia sees all three sentences and works as a teacher in Kazakhstan.    Story:  The story of the filmis is written by the director Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov. The story is about a Red Army officer and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union. Cinematography:  The cinematographer of the film is Vilen Kalyuta. Cinematography of the film is very good and perfect. There are differences in shot divisions and angles. Besides, a perfect cinematography like this movie is very important. It is the post-Soviet Union film. The age is the digital technological age there at that time. To knowabout cinematography about this film, we have to describe about its characteristics first. For example:- shots, mise-en-scene and lighting.    Shot:  We can see various kinds of shots and the use of different kinds of angles in this movie. It creates a variety of the film’s scenery and sequences.    Mise-en-scene:  The arrangement of the scenery and props are perfect. The film s shot in Moscow. We can see here the geographical area, the weather, environment, natural beauty. But Mikholkov created the sets of woods. These help the film to create varieties.    Lighting:  Although Mikhalkov have used natural light, we can notice the use of artificial light. For indoor shooting, he has used artificial light and for outdoor shooting he has used natural light.    Acting:  Acting is very perfect and skillful with Russian language dialogues. Specially, Mikhalkov, his daughter Oleg Menshikov and Ingeborga Dapkunaite’s acting or performance is very perfect and natural as well as realistic.    Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Eduard Artemyev. He is a good and skilled music composer. Background sound creates an important role in this movie. We have heard different kind of music during different scenery are very important and must for creating meaning of the scenery. This has played important role.    Editing:  The film is edited by Enzo Meniconi. His editing style creates varieties and aesthetics in the film. the film has many positive reviews and it is acclaimed by the experts for its editing style. It received Grand Prix award in 1994 for it.
Burnt by the Sun (1994): Movie 

Cinematography:
The cinematographer of the film is Vilen Kalyuta. Cinematography of the film is very good and perfect. There are differences in shot divisions and angles. Besides, a perfect cinematography like this movie is very important. It is the post-Soviet Union film. The age is the digital technological age there at that time. To knowabout cinematography about this film, we have to describe about its characteristics first. For example:- shots, mise-en-scene and lighting.

Shot:
We can see various kinds of shots and the use of different kinds of angles in this movie. It creates a variety of the film’s scenery and sequences.

Mise-en-scene:
The arrangement of the scenery and props are perfect. The film s shot in Moscow. We can see here the geographical area, the weather, environment, natural beauty. But Mikholkov created the sets of woods. These help the film to create varieties.

Lighting:
Although Mikhalkov have used natural light, we can notice the use of artificial light. For indoor shooting, he has used artificial light and for outdoor shooting he has used natural light.

Acting:
Acting is very perfect and skillful with Russian language dialogues. Specially, Mikhalkov, his daughter Oleg Menshikov and Ingeborga Dapkunaite’s acting or performance is very perfect and natural as well as realistic.

Sound and Music:
Music is composed by Eduard Artemyev. He is a good and skilled music composer. Background sound creates an important role in this movie. We have heard different kind of music during different scenery are very important and must for creating meaning of the scenery. This has played important role.

Editing:
The film is edited by Enzo Meniconi. His editing style creates varieties and aesthetics in the film. the film has many positive reviews and it is acclaimed by the experts for its editing style. It received Grand Prix award in 1994 for it.

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