The novella Cross-Eyed Sasha formed the basis for Sergei Bodrov's film S.E.R Freedom is Paradise (Svoboda eto rai, 1989), an important film of the perestroika period that won international recognition among others, the Grand Prix des Amriques at the Montreal Film Festival
in 1989, and the Wolfgang Staudte Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1990. It is concerned with the poverty-stricken criminal classes: an orphan boy searches for his father, whom he inds in prison. The novella has been translated by Professor Michael Heim of the University
of California at Los Angeles.
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