Director Larisa Shepitko.
Starring Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostuhin, Anatoly Solonitsyn.
Composer Alfred Schnittke.
The Ascent was awarded the Grand Prix at 1977 Western Berlin festival and brought Larisa Shepitko world-wide fame. The film was purchased and displayed in 40 countries.
Larissa Shepitko died in a car accident in 1979, when she was 41 years old.