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Евдокия

Tatyana Lioznova Soviet Union, 1961

Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Yevdokiya

Has the cliches of its place and time: there's the War, productive good citizens, etc. The story is hardly one of great depth or complexity. But like many of the best Soviet films it's not the story so much but how it moves: they flow magnificently, no other country so often produced films where the combination of movement and editing were so consistently right. Technique elevates this; at end it's quite moving.