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Is It Easy to Be Young?

Is It Easy to Be Young?

Jun. 06, 198683 Min.
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Is it easy to be young? (Vai viegli būt jaunam?) is a cult classic, Latvian documentary from 1986. The film describes the lives and problems the Soviet youth faced during Perestroika. Covering more than just anti-government sentiment, the documentary goes deep to show what these young Soviets’ desires, dreams, and source of meaning were.

In Is it easy to be young?, you’ll hear a watchman at an important WWII monument discuss the absence of ideas one would live or fight for. You’ll meet the punk rockers who demolished a train after a particularly good concert. You’ll see drug and substance abuse on screen – a rarity in Soviet film, but a real problem for society then. And you’ll witness veterans of The Soviet War in Afghanistan share how they feel like very old strangers back home.

Is It Easy to Be Young?
Original title Vai viegli būt jaunam? / Легко ли быть молодым?
TMDb Rating 3.3 3 votes

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