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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 11. 1961

The House I Live In

The House I Live In

(Russia, 1957)

Award For Best Film, Brussels Festival, 1958.

United Nations Award, 1958.

The First Screening in New Zealand.

Several families move into a new apartment house built at the beginning of the thirties in one of the suburbs of Moscow. Among them are the factory worker Davydov, the office worker Volynsky, and the geologist Kashirin. The years pass . . . the lives of the inhabitants in the house differ in many ways but they are all happy in their work and their hopes and plans for the future. Then comes the war, and Galya Volynskaia, a charming young girl, and Kashirin are both killed at the front; Konstantin Davydov is crippled. The house loses many of its inhabitants, but in their place the younger generation is growing up.