The Lodz Post suggests it’s readers movies either from Poland or movies which are set in Poland. In this week’s edition, we look at “ Little Moscow ”, the story of a forbidden romance between Wiera, wife of a Soviet officer, and Michal who serves in the Polish army.
It is 1967, the middle of the Cold War in Legnica, south western Poland. The Red Army have turned the town into the largest Soviet garrison on foreign soil due to Legnica’s proximity to Czechoslovakia and East Germany. Wiera is the wife of the crack Soviet pilot Jura, but after attending a cultural event to ease Polish-Soviet tensions falls head over heels in love with Michał, a Polish officer. The forbidden love takes many twists and turns, and the tale begins and ends in post-Soviet Legnica in 2008 as both Jura and his angry daughter Wiera Junior try to make peace with the past.