I couldn't help but think DELIVERANCE; city folk invading the nether regions, the wilderness, the OTHER, for a nice time, some casual research. But this is less suspense and more morale, maybe. We see both sides of the pond here (it's silly sometimes, this is CINEMA). Timeless tho: f'ing Martha Plimpton sporting hair, Tshirts, and sweater w/ Walkman, which is basically eternal fire. This caught my heart by surprise.
An American gem from a Russian director. this film requires attentive viewing to derive pleasure from the metaphoric tale. The film has a Cannes-award-winning performance from Barbara Hershey, and commendable cinematography, art direction, screenplay and music. My detailed review is at https://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.com/2018/05/222-russian-director-andrei.html