Review: THE MATRYOSHKA MURDERS by Kay Williams and Eileen Wyman
A brutal, gritty, and honest explication of 1991 Russia, a period of intrinsic violence, economic collapse, and political chaos, when no lives were safe and crime was a way of life. In Leningrad to attend the Second International Documentary Festival, documentary filmmaker Kate Hennessey intends to capture the nitty-gritty of daily reality for Russian urban women. Instead, she stumbles inadvertently and instantly into the seamier and violent side, including rape and trafficking. A novel not for the faint of heart, but definitely an eye-opener onto a horrible historical period.