Awards : Meilleure réalisation, festival national de cinéma,URSS, 1988
The subject of Cold March is very simple : an adolescent arrives in a small provincial town to study at a technical school. The general atmosphere is somewhat turbulent. Events follow one another, as day follows day. Time flows by. Out of ordinary gestures fate raises its head. And it is only these exceptional occurences that force the characters to stop in the midst of their daily turbulence and to face the fact that life moves on further each day. What we have won is sometimes seen to be very inferior to what we have lost. Is there then a meaning in this unrelenting movement? Life follows its course. And we can only live it. Is that, perhaps, optimism?