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LanguageRussian
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Winter Cherry
Зимняя вишня

Olga, a research scientist lives and works in St Petersburg with a young son and a fulfilling job. Her personal life lacks romance and support. She has a married lover, who she hopes will leave his family. Her neighbours too are in unhappy relationships. One day her fortunes change, a potential prince charming appears. Can new love turn into something substantial, and should one make sacrifices or hold out for something better?

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Moral Prize
Award Laurel
1986
19th All-Union Film Festival
Best Actress
Award Laurel
1986
19th All-Union Film Festival
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David Spencer
David Spencer
Lennigrad Dilemma
Elena Safanova (looking like Jean Seberg in A bout de Souffle) plays Olga a woman unsure of which man to choose in her life. To be fair of the two men she chooses both are pretty naff (I'm sure she could have done a lot better) the film is about the choices she makes. Understanding the film was pretty difficult because at times the sub-titles seemed like they'd been spat straight out of Google Translate and were far too literal but it didn't spoil the film in anyway. The film also has a superb score which is by Vladimir Deskevitch but sounds like Georges Delerue...it gets right inside your head.
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