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The Long Farewell
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Ukrainian 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 |
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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.
Awards and Festivals
1987
Award Laurel
Winner
FIPRESCI Award
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
1987
Award Laurel
Winner
Grand Jury Prize
All-Union Film Festival, USSR
1987
Award Laurel
Nominee
Best Film
Nika Awards, Russia
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