Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home, ...
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Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home, leaving her daughter with him. He raises his granddaughter, feeling a great affection for her.
Few films survive the test of time. I first saw "Monologue" as a teenager when it was released in 1972. Seeing it for the 2nd time 30 years later was a poignant experience. I did not expect that much from this old Soviet film, yet the talent of the director I.Averbach, screenwriter E.Gabrilovich and actors (M.Neyelova, M. Gluzsky, etc.) holds you in the emotional grip that transcends all the irrelevant details of the life in the country that no longer exists. Averbach explores his favorite existential themes focusing on the life of a lonely scientist and his deep human connection with his granddaughter.
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