Grandma's Apartment

Andrei Anchugov, 1990, 20 min

In a large, industrial city in the Urals, Luba and Marina live in a small apartment, inherited from Marina's grandmother, who recently passed away. Brought together because of financial distresses, both girls try to help each other. They find comfort in their newly found friendship while standing strong against the big and cruel city. While both are busy with their own needs, the girls neglect to bury the ashes of Marina's late grandmother. Each day, they pass the urn, but feel no urgency to honor the memory, nor the traditions, of the grandmother. In this smart and sharp short, Mr. Anchugov raises a fundamental question regarding the future of the country and it's past. Does tomorrow hold hope for Luba, Marina and their country? It is unclear...