Letter from Siberia ★★★★

The fact I watched this at 1 AM only heightened the dreamlike quality of it — from the colors, to the stories, to the narration, to the use of skits, animation, and changes in footage.

As a documentary I did feel that I learned something about a subject that, admittedly, I didn’t know much about beforehand. But also as a piece of art set over sixty years ago, it also functions as a great historical snapshot (the color really adds to this effect... it feels like an old picture).