Sooke film series features Dersu Uzala

Movie won Oscar in 1976

A scene from Dersu Uzala. (Contributed)

Japanese director’s Akira Kurosawa 1975 film Dersu Uzala is the feature film in this week’s Intermission Film Series.

The film is based on the 1923 memoir Dersu Uzala by Russian explorer Vladimir Arsenyev, about his exploration of the Sikhote-Alin region of the Russian Far East over the course of multiple expeditions in the early 20th century.

Shot almost entirely outdoors in the Russian Far East wilderness, the film explores the theme of a native of the forests who is fully integrated into his environment, leading a style of life that will inevitably be destroyed by the advance of civilization.

It is also about the growth of respect and deep friendship between two men of profoundly different backgrounds, and about the difficulty of coping with the loss of strength and ability that comes with old age.

The film won the 1976 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the Golden Prize and the Prix FIPRESCI at the ninth Moscow International Film Festival and a number of other awards.

The Intermission Film Series is screened at Edward Milne Community School on Wednesday (May 15) at 7 p.m. Tickets are by donation.



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