Grim Russian war drama 'Forgotten by God' cuts deeply across generations
"Forgotten by God" is set across four different time periods. It begins in southern Russia in 1920, when a soldier returns home to find the mother of his child cheating with his brother. In eastern Belorussia in 1942, a commander leaves his infant son with a man and his granddaughter to take care of, despite their own struggles.
A young woman in the Northern Caucasus in 1996 is a shell of herself after witnessing violence against loved ones. Finally, in Ukraine in 2017, a female soldier discovers those she loved are gone and her home in ruins.
Though some context and details may be lost on those not intimate with Russia and its history, the themes of "Forgotten by God" are clear. War ravages the country, leaving death, poverty and misery behind for soldiers and civilians alike and these wounds can't be easily erased by the passage of time. They remain as scars for generations to come.