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Ratings & Reviews

  1. José Neves's rating of the film Optimistic Tragedy

    35mm. Optimistic because any sacrifice will be justified by the submission to a political determinism, greater than the individual and his own life and, also, that the cinematic dimension of the vehicle that is supposed to disclose such lofty ideals. The film, which uses a film grammar debtor of the most geometric Soviet cinema, reduces its vitality to a constant reiteration of its filmic rhetoric.

  2. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film Optimistic Tragedy

    At times visually stunning, with a top performance from Margarita Volodina, this Soviet box office smash struck me as more interesting than memorable.