In the second part of the cinema club dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky, the Russian House in Brussels screened the melodrama “Cruel Romance,” directed by Eldar Ryazanov and based on the play “Without a Dowry” by the great Russian playwright. The film, well-known to Russian audiences, also found favor among Belgian film enthusiasts. The splendid cast, including Larisa Guzeeva, Alisa Freindlich, and Nikita Mikhalkov, received a very favorable response from the guests at the Russian House in Brussels. After the screening, the audience passionately discussed the moral aspects of the plot, the artistry of the set designers, and the skill of the actors who contributed to the creation of the film.