The film investigates the bonds of family, this time tackling the relationship between a husband and wife. A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city. Eschewing easy answers and tackling a wide array of themes, it poetically renders the persistent human state of exile from our surroundings. Based on the novel The Laughing Matter by William Saroyan.
Families -- Fiction.
Husband and wife -- Fiction.
Marriage -- Fiction.
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981. Laughing matter -- Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, Russian.
Bonnevie, Maria, actor.
Kino Lorber, Inc., publisher.
Lavornenko, Konstantin, actor.
Saroyan, William, 1908-1981. Laughter matter.
Zvi︠a︡gint︠s︡ev, Andreĭ, 1964- film director.