Burnt by the Sun follows an eventful day in the lives of Red Army division commander Kotov, on leave at home, and his wonderful and somewhat eccentric family. What transpires on this extraordinary day will run many different emotions through your veins and leave you a more educated human being.
Excellent acting by a formidable cast brings the formidable storytelling to life in this beautifully made film.
Burnt by the Sun won many international awards including the 67th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Reading any more information on this film before you have watched it will deprive you of many of the subtle changes in emotion you would otherwise enjoy. However, I recommend you do read up on the main theme after you have seen the film – it is very interesting. You can find more information on Wikipedia and IMDb.
The following trailer is truly awful. I would not have bothered watching the movie if I had seen this first. It is here only for those for which a trailer is a prerequisite to watching any film:
Title: Утомлённые солнцем a.k.a. Utomlyonnye solntsem
Direction: Nikita Mikhalkov
Screenplay: Rustam Ibragimbekov, Nikita Mikhalkov
Cinematography: Vilen Kalyuta
Editing: Enzo Meniconi
Score: Eduard Artemyev
Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menshikov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nadezhda Mikhalkova