Come and See (1985)

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Come and See is a 1985 Soviet war drama film directed by Elem Klimov about and occurring during the Nazi German occupation of the Byelorussian SSR. Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova star as the protagonists Flyora and Glasha. The screenplay by Klimov and Ales Adamovich had to wait eight years for approval; the film was finally produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II, and was a large box-office hit, with 28,900,000 admissions in the Soviet Union alone. The film was selected as the Soviet entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. Come and See is widely considered a critical success, appearing on many lists of films considered the best. The film was placed at number 60 on Empire magazines "The 500 Greatest Movies of all Time" in 2008. Come and See was also included in Channel 4's list of 50 Films to See Before You Die and was ranked number 24 in Empire magazines "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010.

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