In a small urban flat, grandma, mom, and two daughters live in partial harmony. Grandma is bed-ridden and mute, but rings a bell above her head. Her daughter Nina, a museum docent, misses male friendship and both her ex-husbands.
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In the final days of the Soviet dream a household of women try scrape together enough to survive before the collapse. A comedy about desperation that had my co-viewer, who's old enough to remember those days and whose country is still in similar circumstances, shedding tears. And it's always satisfying when a director knows when to end the movie: yer common mediocrity'd have let it run ten unnecessary minutes more.