Saturday, May 19, 2012

East West (Est-Quest)

France 1999

Details imdb

Seen 18 May 2012

A family perseveres

IMDB 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 85% liked it
A family returns to Russia when the Motherland invites emigres to return home after the Second World War. The high spirits in the beginning faded the moment they landed on Russian soil and we see how they struggle to cope with their new life. The drama is well paced and I'll give the film a 7.0/10. The added bonus is Catherine Deneuve in the film.

My impressions:

The first shock
Was totally unexpected
They were all innocents
Naïve even
Thinking that they will be welcomed
To the land of glory

Reality was totally different
Each day brings different challenges

They try to live as best as they can
Entangled in the web of deceit
They succumb to love and hate

But persevere they must
As time is immaterial
However long it takes

They must still try

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