A woman whose husband has been killed in WWII lives with her father-in-law in the desert. She cannot leave and go back to her family, because that would mean the end of hope that her husband, a heroic pilot, might return one day.
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Though it occasionally dips into the cliches that dominate this type of poetic, semi-surreal cinema, especially in the final third, Khodzha Kuli Narliyev's heartbreaking and visually ravishing film is a key work in the canon of the always-excellent Central Asian cinema. Full Review: http://cinephiledreams.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-daughter-in-law-1972.html