I Am Twenty is a coming-of-age film from the 1960s that demonstrates the differences between the Soviet wartime generation and that which came after it. Shot during the years of The Thaw, the film still received much censorship. Its original title, “Ilyich’s Outpost,” and many crucial scenes had to be reshot and reedited. The movie itself unfolds like a lyrical novel under the superb direction of Marlen Khutsiev. Gennady Shpalikov, cult poet of the sixties, co-authored the script. Meanwhile, many later greats, like Andrei Tarkovsky, acted in significant roles.