Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Director Vadim Abdrashitov helmed this Russian drama set south of the Caucasus. After months away from the war-ravaged region, Larisa (Svetlana Kopylova) returns with her children to rejoin husband Valeri (Yuri Stepanov). Present at the welcome-home party is young Katya (Chulpan Khamatova), and it's evident that Valeri is continuing his affair with her, despite Larisa's return. Meanwhile, Valeri's friend Fyodor (Sergei Nikonenko) becomes a twosome with nurse Olga (Natalya Loskutova), and Valeri suspects Katya is seeing his pal Andrei (Andrei Yegorov). Shown at 1998 film fests (Locarno, Sochi, Montreal).