tatiana’s review published on Letterboxd:
камнем лежать или гореть звëздой? х
like a tarot card in reverse, every aspect that is considered lucky elsewhere is twisted beyond recognition here: a child dreams of a singing cuckoo bird and a fallen star in the well, both russian superstitions and omens of imminent death. masha, the personification of a nation, is held and kissed by a uniformed man to the sound of gunshots. the sudden ending of the film itself cuts the most beautiful scene short. i want to be at that venice party!