Cinema: A Russian Childhood

A Summer to Remember (Mosfilm; Kingsley) is a Russian film, the 16th in the current exchange program, that will surely surfer at the U.S. box office from the painful pre-release publicity devised by the A-bombinable Showman in the Kremlin. Nevertheless, U.S. moviegoers who care to look behind the headlines at some of the more agreeable aspects of life in Soviet Russia will find this picture a delightful excuse to get in and out of the fallout. Summer tells a hearty, happy, natural, touching and sometimes gorgeously funny story of a little boy's life in Russia today. Or maybe—judging from the airy,...

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