Sergey MIKAELIAN
Сергей МИКАЭЛЯН
Sergueï MIKAELIAN
USSR, 1976, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
The Widows
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Вдовы

 

 Les Veuves

 Vdovy

 
Directed by : Sergey MIKAELIAN (Сергей МИКАЭЛЯН)
Production : Lenfilm
 

Plot synopsis
As their old age approaches, two soldiers’ widows, Alexandra Matveyevna and Yelizaveta Yegorovna, have come to share a home. They have been brought together not solely by their misery and solitude, but also by a common concern, i.e. the grave of two unknown soldiers which they have been taking care of for over 30 years, ever since the war...
At this time the women are faced by an actual disaster: their District administration has decided to turn “their” humble grave into a memorial...
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Festival of Festivals, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010