Last week, Chandni Sheth and I watched what was a highly anticipated movie given that I first researched and added it to my queue 3 years ago.
It may seem ironic to some and natural to others that my favorite political films are all either children's films or child-centric story lines. A Russian classic, 'Burnt by The Sun' is no exception.
Its name indicates the idea that one who gives us light and in whose shadows we prosper, could very well end up burning us. Despite the heavy philosophical concept, this Oscar winner enthralls with its lightness of being; by opening a window into a happy family enjoying on its 'Dacha' in the countryside and by giving goosebumps with the loveliest, tenderest father-daughter moments while story of grand hopes of bright prosperous future for the GenX of an entire nation (which may or may not come to fruition) looming in the background.
If you like politics that impacts entire generation (Think New Deal, Year Zero etc) and like to see the most twinkling little star on screen, then don't miss it. Until then, enjoy short clip.