Tag Archives: Alla Sokolova

Václav Marhoul – Nabarvené ptáce AKA The Painted Bird (2019)

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In an unidentified area of war-torn Eastern Europe, a young boy is sent by his parents to live in safety with his aunt. But she dies unexpectedly, so he sets off on a journey to return home. He roams alone in a wild and hostile world in which only local rules, prejudices and superstitions apply. His struggle for virtually physical survival after the war turns into a battle of a different type. A battle that he doesn’t even realize, a fight with himself, a fight for his soul, for his future. Read More »

Svetlana Proskurina – Sluchaynyy vals AKA Accidental Waltz (1990)

Tatyana Prokofievna is an ageing woman with a diva’s behavior, but her life is uneventful, ordinary and dull. To escape the everyday slumber she seeks companionship of young men. She provides shelter and becomes involved in their problems. Her ex-boyfriend has married a younger woman. Tatyana is forced to keep her loneliness hidden because of her role as hostess.

Won grand prix “Golden Leopard” at the Locarno International Film Festival, 1990 Read More »