White Guard
Based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov

Based on the novel "The White Guard" by Mikhail Bulgakov. Set in Ukraine in late 1918, amid civil war and frequent changes in power, this partly autobiographical story centers around the Turbin family who live in Kiev and their circle of friends, who are all caught in the turmoil while trying to make sense of it and preserve their traditional lifestyle.

Bulgakov is able to depict, in a convincing way and in a way that still resonates almost a century later, what these people went through in Kiev following WWI, the attempts to build an independent Ukraine, civil war, the Russian Revolution, etc. Bulgakov's work is a brilliant depiction of how historical events shaped and sometimes destroyed people's lives, how wars swept away values, whole families, personal efforts and achievements.

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