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MONDAY, 02/25/2013 — “BURNT BY THE SUN” (1994), directed by Nikita Mikhalkov — EASTERN EUROPEAN SERIES

“Burnt by the Sun” depicts the story of a senior Red Army officer and his family during the Great Purge of the late 1930s in the Stalinist Soviet Union. Mikhalkov’s powerful portrait of viciousness during the Stalin era won the 1994 Oscar for Best Foreign Film. The film also received the Grand Prize at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival among many other honors.