Larisa Sheptiko’s award winning movie – THE ASCENT – THE CRITERION COLLECTION – released on Blu Ray

AscentTHE ASCENT – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1977 RUSSIA SHEPTIKO, LARISA BLU RAY £24.99
Award winning film set in World War II. Two partisans are captured by German forces and faced with death, each must choose between martyrdom and betrayal.

In Russian with English subtitles

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New selected-scene commentary featuring film scholar Daniel Bird

New video introduction by Anton Klimov, son of director Larisa Shepitko and filmmaker Elem Klimov

New interview with actor Lyudmila Polyakova

The Homeland of Electricity, a 1967 short film by Shepitko

Larisa, a 1980 short film tribute to Shepitko made after her death by her husband, Elem Klimov

Two documentaries from 2012 about Shepitko

Program from 1999 featuring an interview with Shepitko

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: An essay by poet Fanny Howe

DVDs available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd