Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (Moskva Slezam Ne Verit)


(out of 5)

The lives of three young women in contemporary Soviet Russia are examined in this absorbing drama. Taking them from their teenage years, the story advances through their various careers as they experience love and family and make a life for themselves in the best way they can. An interesting point of trivia (taken from the Internet Movie Database no less), the film was aired in China during a time of great political intensity between the two nations as an effort by the Chinese government to show its people the downsides of life in the USSR, but the audiences who watched it found the characters sympathetic and were won over by the Russians; a fascinating case of political victory through the power of art. Touching and dotted with loveable characters, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language film, this is an enjoyable epic of an intimate nature that you’ll enjoy thoroughly.

Mosfilm, Vtoroe Tvorcheskoe Obedinenie

USSR, 1979

Directed by

Screenplay by , Vladimir Menshov

Cinematography by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Award
Best Foreign Language Film (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)


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