Friday, 21 May 2010

Basil Pichul: Little Vera - Маленькая Вера (1988)


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Director: Basil Pichul
Scenario: Maria Khmelikov
Operator: Reznikov
Cast: Natalya Negoda (Vera) Andrei Sokolov (Sergey) Yuri Nazarov (Father) Lyudmila Zaitseva (Mother) Alexander Alexeyev, Negreba (Victor)

54,9 million viewers

This metaphorical film, made in the waning years of the Soviet Union, is about the rebellious daughter in a dysfunctional family set against the backdrop of a society coming apart. If even only 10% of the grimness of Soviet Life is captured here, it's easy to see why Gorbachev was trying to reform his country, and why the Soviet Union came to an unceremonious end several years later.

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