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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.


Rebecca Ferguson
as Katya/Lauren
Sam Reid
as Alexander
Charles Dance
as Old Alexander
Anthony Head
as Old Misha
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There's not enough time to become the poignant love story it wants to be.

April 11, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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While it struggles to find rhythm, you can't fault Sarif's ambitions.

December 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Total Film

A dreary, incompetently plotted and flatly directed Cold War melodrama ...

April 17, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It is a wearily predictable tale of coincidence and tragedy.

April 17, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Daily Express (UK)

Writer-director Shamim Sarif... is aiming to create a tragic romance out of this intrigue yet misses her target thanks to her contrived plotting and trite dialogue.

April 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Movie Talk

So many shivery night-time clinches in Moscow fill Despite the Falling Snow's modest runtime, you wonder what proportion of the budget went on that ever-whirring snow machine.

April 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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