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The Long Farewell
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Auteur Kira Muratova’s sophomore directorial effort, The Long Farewell was shelved by censors until 1987, then heralded as a lost masterpiece. This simple tale of maternal jealousy and filial rebellion is transformed by Muratova into a thrillingly odd drama full of visual sophistication, off-kilter music, and exquisite camerawork. Zinaida Sharko is heartbreaking as the mother on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and Oleg Karavaichuk’s piano score is a minor masterpiece of its own.

Directed by Kira Muratova |
1971 |
Awards and Festivals
Winner
Award Laurel
1987
FIPRESCI Award
Locarno International Film Festival
Winner
Award Laurel
1987
Grand Jury Prize
All-Union Film Festival
Nominated
Award Laurel
1987
Best Film
Nika Awards
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ASHLEY UPSHALL
ASHLEY UPSHALL
Shows Muratova as a masterful Soviet female director
It's great to have these two early films by Muratova in the library. Really enjoyed both of them. An amazing and offbeat director.
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