"House Built On Sand"
Directed by Nijole Adomenaite
Ada and Sonya were both
30 in 1937. Ada and her friends play a practical joke on Sonya, sending
her a love letter from a supposed admirer. One angle on life among the
Russian intelligentsia on the eve of World War II. A haunting reminder of
Stalin's psychotic purge of 1938 and the nightmarish German siege of
Leningrad. "Beautiful, leisurely and exceedingly subtle" (Kevin
Thomas, Los Angeles Times). Russian with English subtitles.