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Vera Alentova in Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

1980 NR

An Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this absorbing drama from director Vladimir Menshov centers on three women struggling to establish themselves in Russia's massive, impersonal capital city. Lyudmila, Katya and Antonina are bound by friendship and a shared dream that they will find happiness. Their pursuit of professional and domestic bliss begins in 1958, then jumps ahead 20 years to see how many of their dreams came true.