”This 1985 film from Russia is one of the most devastating films ever about anything, and in it, the survivors must envy the dead” the legendary film critic Roger Ebert wrote about Elem Klimov’s Sovjet World War II masterpiece Come and See. It’s a statement hard to oppose. The Belorussian teenager Florya’s journey from aspiring partizan to experiencing the madness of war in person is one of the most powerful cinematic depictions of one of mankind’s darkest chapters. Come and See is screened in a new digitally restored copy and is still today a vital reminder of just how inhumane our humanity can be.
– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano