Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
This Russian feature entry appeared at the 1969 San Sebastian Film Festival. A group of Russian women struggle against the brutality of their Nazi-occupation aggressors, as their husbands, brothers, sons, and lovers are off to fight the war elsewhere. Gathering all their resources, the women form a successful collective farm and overcome tremendous obstacles to thrive in a war-torn era. The women gather strength from each other to survive and prosper. The film is a tribute to the resourcefulness and bravery of Russian women during the war and is based on actual events that transpired.
against-all-odds, brutality, collective, courage, farming, Nazism, resourcefulness, revolution, survivor, war, women's-issues