Kira Muratova Retrospective
Comedy, Crime, Drama – UA/RU, 2004, 154' – V.O.: Russian – Subtitles: English
- Director: Kira Muratova
- Writer: Kira Muratova, Yevgeni Golubenko, Sergei Chetvertkov
- Photography: Gennady Karyuk
- With: Renata Litvinova, Georgy Deliev
Petty thievery and even an elaborate scam may be the work of idle hands, but the titular piano tuner and his current lover will do whatever it takes to get by in the hellish rubble of the former Soviet Union. Human nature itself comes under attack in this sharp social satire, but the film’s true bite is in presenting swindling as an art form. Entertaining and deceptive, Muratova takes no prisoners as she likens street crime to cinema.