Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Monolog caused some stir in the Eastern Bloc on its release in 1973 because it focused realistically on the emotional problems of people and was not ideologically heavyhanded. In the film, the quiet, settled routine of a professor, whose best days are seemingly behind him, is upset when his volatile daughter comes for a visit and leaves her own daughter behind for him to raise. At the same time, one of his students challenges him to take up some scientific work he had abandoned earlier in his career.
granddaughter, professor, student, daughter, abandonment