Scott Marks 9 a.m., Dec. 18
Stagy, kitchen-sinky drama about three generations of women in one Soviet apartment: Grandma is paralyzed; the elder daughter can't get her boyfriend to commit; the younger has gotten herself pregnant; Mom is looking for a life of her own. Another of those heralded "advances" in the Russian cinema which nevertheless lag well behind the rest of the cinematic world. Somehow that adds a little something to the small sum of pathos. The image looks as though a thin coat of frost has settled upon it. Inna Churikova, Svetlana Ryabova, Maria Golubkina; directed by Vyacheslav Krishtofovich. 1991.
- Rated NR