Kira Muratova Retrospective
Drama, Romance – USSR, 1968, 96' – V.O.: Russian – Subtitles: English
- Director: Kira Muratova
- Writer: Kira Muratova, Leonid Zhukhovitsky
- Photography: Gennady Karyuk
- With: Nina Ruslanova, Vladimir Vysotskiy, Kira Muratova
Shelved for 20 years by Soviet censors, Muratova’s first solo feature contains the building blocks of her experimental style including the use of flashbacks, a lack of clear or conventional narrative, montages of still photographs and audio discontinuities. Focusing on the woman’s realm, and depicting a love triangle between a provincial bureaucrat (played by Muratova), a wandering geologist and a country girl trying her luck in the city, this is nevertheless a documentary-like portrayal of Soviet life highlighting the divide between the urban intelligentsia and the under-privileged peasants.