The year is 1962 in the city of Novocherkassk in the Soviet Union. Ljudmila is a party functionary and a convinced communist who fought for the Stalinist ideals against all forms of dissidents. But in connection with demonstrations linked to a strike, Ljudmila witnesses how unarmed workers are shot down by the military. In the tumult, Ljudmila loses her daughter. Her life and beliefs are shattering. Dear Comrades! was presented at the Venice Film Festival 2020 where it won the jury's special prize.