Austrian filmmaker Andreas Horvath delivers a fascinating road movie that draws on a crazy-but-true story to tell the tale of a young Russian émigré to the U.S. who’s determined to walk back to Russia.
After being turned down for a job in the American porn industry, a penniless young woman decides to head home to Russia on foot. Her seemingly crazy undertaking was actually inspired by the mysterious disappearance of Lillian Alling in 1927. In this Austrian drama, fictional yet shot like a documentary, the story is transposed to a contemporary setting and relies on a captivatingly bare-bones script and dialogue. A mesmerizing road movie that doubles as a portrait of American materialism seen...
| 128 minutes | 2019
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