“As now, it was the month of May”
The Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Brussels organized an online meeting with Mikhail Baklanov, the son of Grigory Baklanov, author of the script for the film "It was the month of May", writer and representative of "lieutenant prose".
Despite being just 21 at the end of WW2, Grigoriy Baklanov had a feeling that his main task in life had already been fulfilled. He voluntarily joined the army at the age of 17. In the Soviet Union only few would survive from his generation. That is why he always said that he had lived two lives: before and after May of 1945.
In his second, post-war life, Baklanov has become a famous writer.
Welcoming the audience, the head of the Russian Centre Vera Bunina reminded that Mikhail Baklanov was also a writer, and a journalist. He talks about his father not only as a son, but also as his successor.
Baklanov spoke not only about his father and his work, but also about the situation in general after the Second World War. In addition, he shared his memories, including how the film “It Was a Month of May” was shot exactly half a century ago.
After the conversation, all the participants got the opportunity to see this wonderful movie.