1961-1970ArthouseDramaIrina Poplavskaya and Sergei YutkevichSergei YutkevichUSSR
Irina Poplavskaya & Sergei Yutkevich – Dzhamilya AKA Jamilya (1969)
The film is based on the story of the same name by Soviet writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. It is set in a remote Kirghiz village during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). A young wife of a soldier, Djamilya, fell in love with Daniar, a wounded war veteran living in her village. Daniar reciprocates her feelings. But suddenly Djamilya receives a letter from her husband with the news of his forthcoming return from the hospital. This forces the lovers to make a final decision. Years later, their young friend, Seid, who was a witness to their beautiful, albeit uneasy, love, reminisces about this wonderful couple…
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian
This film is stunningly beautiful.
Thanks for this rarity.