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Time Time79 mins
LanguageRussian
Three Poplars in Plyushchikha
Три тополя на Плющихе

Adapted from Mikhail Borgashevsky’s novel this simple tale of the accidental meeting of village housewife, Nurya, and Sasha, a Moscow taxi driver, immediately achieved cult status. Tatyana Lioznova was one of only a handful of female directors working at the time, and the film benefits from her intimate and delicate gaze on human connection. It also features Lioznova’s trademark fantastic use of music, this time by female composer, Aleksandra Pakhmutova.

Awards and Festivals
First Prize
Award Laurel
1969
Mar del Plata Film Festival
First Prize
Award Laurel
1970
All-Union Film Festival in Minsk
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Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
Charming
This is a sweet, charming film with a poignant aftertaste. A film about "what ifs" and "might have beens". It achieved exactly what it set out to do, nothing more, nothing less.
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