Mustan lasin läpi

Venäjä, 2019

Kino Lokakuu

Tarina kertoo sokeasta nuoresta naisesta, joka saa ainutlaatuisen ehdotuksen. Varakas mies on valmis lahjoittamaan naiselle näön, jos tämä suostuu menemään sokeana hänen kanssaan naimisiin. Tämä lahja avaa sankarittarellemme ymmärryksen elämän tosiseikoista.

It is a genre film, but which genre? Maybe a modern interpretation of the classic story of Cinderella? But it might be considered as a tragic melodrama or a religious drama, too. It’s vaguely reminiscent of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story “A Gentle Spirit” with its conflict of concepts: it centers on the collision of two world views — religious and atheist. Finally, it is a love story, with the emotional temperature close to boiling, even though we all know that a romantic story is one thing, while life is always something different. Alas, in today’s Russia, the story of Cinderella can’t have a happy ending.