(Vitali Kanevsky, 1989)
"Regarded as one of the finest films produced during the glasnost era, ‘Don’t Move, Die and Rise Again’ is a powerful
and part autobiographical but relentlessly grim account of post-war life in a remote mining community, as observed
through the eyes of two young children, Valerka and Galia. Films such as ‘Ivan’s Childhood’ and ‘Come and See’
demonstrated the horrors of war with children as their central protagonists, but Kanevsky uses this device to
show domestic horrors in the aftermath of war. From the opening shot, we’re made perfectly aware of the
hardship that’s about to unfold; a number of men emerging from a coal mine, whilst children play
excitedly, oblivious to their own desperate circumstances."
Here is a Dropbox link where you can download the film. You can also get it from KG, PTP and a number of other
trackers. It's not available on Netflix, MUBI or anywhere else I'd typically check, but if anyone finds a legal
way to stream it, I'll add a link to that.
Watch the film (or else!) and post your thoughts on or around Saturday, March 2nd.