Stage Russia: Smile Upon Us, Lord

Rated NR 180 min. 2019

Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like "Waiting for Jehovah" that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen. Featuring three towering figures from the Russian stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov.

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Director: Rimas Tuminas

Cast: Vladimir Simonov, Aleksei Guskov, Viktor Sukhorukov and Yulia Rutberg

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