Despite The Falling Snow (2017)


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In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician - and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya is young, beautiful - and a spy for the Americans. When she begins spying on Alexander, an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most. Based on Shamim Sarif's highly acclaimed novel by the same name.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

Respectably put together but inert ...

Apr 3, 2017 | Full Review…

It's the kind of dud in which the bad decisions pile up as you watch.

Apr 1, 2017 | Full Review…

So tasteful it's torturous, Despite the Falling Snow is a Cold War espionage thriller for those who like their period-piece action airless and derivative.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the strong cinematography from David Johnson and costume design by Momirka Bailovic can't overcome a lifeless, poorly structured script from Sarif, based on her own well received novel.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

There's not enough time to become the poignant love story it wants to be.

Apr 11, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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With the action jumping backwards and forwards in time, the plot is not always easy to follow, and a gratuitous lesbian romance does little to disguise the fact that the underlying story has run badly out of steam long before the end.

Oct 24, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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