Oleg Menshikov delivers an outstanding performance as Mitya, while the acting of Mikhalkov himself and his daughter, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, is also wonderful. Moreover, the photography of the Russian countryside is beautiful.
Overall, a great film about all those people "burnt by the sun" of revolution! Highly recommended!
There is a sequel coming out this year. Even though a sequel is usually a bad idea, Mikhalkov is a great director and you never know... :)
The trailer is stupid, so here is a musical part from the beginning of the film: