Director: Fedor Bondarchuk
Cast: Irina Starshenbaum, Alexander Petrov, Rinal Mukhametov
In Russian, with English subtitles
The premise in not novel - a flying object from another world falls into Earth, in Moscow. Naturally, we expect it will bring chaos to the local community. Chaos do happen before our eyes. But the good thing about the movie the way it injects into the narrative mankind's questioning the existence of higher beings from another planet, which is caused by this recent "attraction." Then there's unusual romance (or attraction) that brews between a human and an alien being. Interesting. All the characters are integral to the story.
Allegory or not, the movie is powerful.
Date seen: August 19, 2017