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.

1.0 stars

— Duncan Shepherd

  • Rated NR

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