Sladkaya Zhenshchina (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

This comic melodrama follows a gentle, simple and sweet woman, played by Natalia Gundareva, as she seeks to live a decent life. Though she has a couple of passionate lovers, and has had a son, she has been unable to pair up with anyone in order to experience the domestic side of life as a couple. Aside from a weakness for chocolates (she works in a candy factory), she has no overwhelming vices, and is only slightly overweight. As she grows into middle age, however, she is beginning to feel quite lonely and isolated. This growing sense of melancholy is highlighted during her trip back to her provincial home to bury her mother.



isolation, loneliness, love