Despite the warmth, it's uncompromisingly unsentimental and completely devastating. An extraordinary film, and I'm still not able to write down something more coherent. However, from very early I had that feeling when you know you're watching a masterpiece and never left me. Please, see it.
How I Ended This Summer 2010
Grigoriy Dobrygin's Pavel got under my skin as only a few other characters in my life (and just yesterday I survived another infuriating one, Randy Quaid´s character in Quick Change). To be fair, Sergey Puskepalis also does a magnificent work (a beautiful restrained and mature character in open contrast with Pavel) so both actors rendered a superb performance here.
I loved a lot of things, the slow building of the drama, the scenery, the scant of humor, the silences and…