In one of the post-soviet countries, where sexual taboos are still ruling the society and strong traditions of Catholicism and homophobia are alive, family members and couple of friends come together to celebrate Christmas Eve.
Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself... See full summary »
The story of the generation who lived through the entire Soviet period is told through the main character: his childhood spent in a village, true friendship, work in Soviet Klaipeda, thrilling eroticism, and a final, fatal love.
Young provincial girl Vile; comes to the big town with ambitions about high education. She tries to find a rented apartment for living and leaded by strange hand-made sticker Vile; meets boyish looking and always wearing a T-Shirt with anarchy symbol on it girl Sandra. Mutual sympathy and Vile; becomes Sandra's tenant. From her first days in the big town Vile; gets a perfect guide - always strong and optimistic Sandra. Easily splurged with anarchy notion big town's girl tries to show to her new friend that there is a ways how to fight loneliness, indifference and cold - things that surrounded world of a big town. Under Sandra's anarchistic philosophy's leadership Vile; leisurely throws away her provincial modesty and fears, but incidental meeting with member of big town's punk community overturn all her new views. Vile; understands that Sandra's "anarchy" has nothing to do with alternative underground culture or politics the more especially as Sandra suddenly shows perfect criminal ... Written by
Acting is terrible, unnatural, full of prolonged moments. When people interact, it seems that every answer requires tremendous pondering, as if it was a question of type 'to be or not to be', i.e. expect 5 sec of pauses between sentences.
The plot is poor - 30 minutes into the film, and there is still no idea what the film will be about. There is no intrigue at all - everything evolves rather slowly, and without any unexpected events.
The film mixed different decades - the main actor is dressed as if she was from 70s in the beginning of movie. When watching TV, the actual images shown made an impression that the time in the film is still soviet times - i.e. news presenters are not uber professional, still read from the cheat-paper.
Some of the moments were repeated more than 5 times, such as tying a shoe lace (which was usually followed by a slow head-up motion), or asking "are we going to see each other later"? The questions didn't make any sense, as they were studying in the same university, so doh, sure will meet again.
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