Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears ★★★ Moscow Distrusts Tears; Moskwa Sljesam Nje Jerit 1980
Three provincial girls—Lyuda (Muravyova), Tonya (Ryazanova), and Katya (Alentova)—realize very different fates when they pursue their dreams in 1958 Moscow. The film picks up 20 years later to see what became of the women. Bittersweet, moving fare that seems a somewhat surprising production from pre-Glasnost USSR. In Russian with English subtitles. A 150-minute version has also been released. 115m/ C VHS, DVD . RU Vera Alentova, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova, Natalie Vavilova, Alexei Batalov, Alexander Fatyushin, Yuri Vasilyev; D: Vladimir Menshov; W: Valentin Chernykh; C: Igor Slabnevich; M: Sergei Nikitin. Oscars ‘80: Foreign Film.