maya’s review published on Letterboxd:
i general have no interest in this sort of low-key slice-of-life romantic drama, but when it's from the khruscshev-era ussr? then it's like an engrossing window into an alternate universe fantasy world. this one is notable for tackling white-collar/blue-collar labor culture tensions within a leningrad candy factory and child-abusing doomsday cultism (jehovah's witnesses infiltrating the ussr to bring armageddon to the atheists). what a combo! also, leningrad is the most beautiful city in the world.