Torpedo Bombers

Genre: War
Duration: 96 mins
Format: 35mm
Director: Simon Aranovich
Cast: Rodion Nahapetov, Aleksei Zharkov, Andrei Boltnev, Tatiana Kravchenko

Director Simon Aranovich combines realistic black and white aerial combat footage with murky colour to create a seamless tale of Soviet soldiers in the Baltics in 1944 and the women they meet and/or lose. War takes its toll on the buddies and their personal lives begin to fall into turmoil. Life offers no assurance, even in the face of hardships, and the soldiers will soon have to return to battle. A poignant review of faces at the end of these travails reveals just how many did not survive.