Few comments by Ulas Ergin on Java, Russia, travel, arts, books, movies, music...
05 September 2010
Great! movie,I liked this one very much. Highly recommended!!
Mała Moskwa is set in the 1960s in the southwestern Polish city of Legnica, where Krzystek(the director of this movie) was born in 1953. Legnica was the headquarters of the Soviet forces stationed in Poland from 1945 until 1990 and much of the city was a Soviet enclave closed to outsiders, including Polish citizens, during this time. Yuri (Dmitry Ulyanov) is a young Russian pilot and failed astronaut posted to Legnica with his even younger wife Vera (Svetlana khodchenkova, judged best leading actress for her performance). Vera learns Polish and becomes fascinated with Polish music and poetry. She meets Polish officer and musician Michał (Lesław Żurek) at a Polish-Soviet “friendship song contest” which she wins. The story inexorably leads to tragedy as Vera desperately tries to stop herself from falling in love with Michał, equally desperately tries to hide her infatuation when this fails, and finally kills herself. The grave of the Russian woman on whose life Mała Moskwa is based still attracts visitors.http://www.foriegnmoviesddl.com/2009/04/maa-moskwa-little-moscow-2008-waldemar.html