Dani S.’s review published on Letterboxd:
This was my favorite winter time movie when I was little.
Between Baba Yaga’s on point portrayal and the actual baby bears carrying mushrooms, It’s soviet fantasy in its best form. The only issue is that Ivanushka is a fucking idiot (but that’s canon)
I’m irritated to see poor reviews from people who did not understand that this is a Russian children’s folktale. Some elements that might seem like a bizarre choice are cultural and have a foundational basis in myth and/or history