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1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
Following the advent of glasnost and perestroika and the eventual collapse of the USSR, the childhood beliefs and ideals of many former Soviets are turned upside down. As the former Communist nation splinters and experiments with democracy and capitalism, five Russians -- married couple Lyuba and Borya, single mother Olga, struggling musician Ruslan and clothing salesman Andrei -- attempt to reconcile their newfound reality with long-held assumptions about what it meant to be Russian.


Director: Robin Hessman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: International Film Circuit [us]

My Perestroika (2010)

Release Date: March 23rd, 2011|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It not only evocatively captures the Russian spirit and the yearnings of a generation, but it also masterfully chronicles the historic collapse of the Soviet Union and its complex aftermath. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    A terrifically engaging picture of life beyond the headlines, My Perestroika lifts the veil of Cold War mystery. show more

  • 100
    Loren King Boston Globe

    Offers a surprising and revealing look at Russia's past and present. show more

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