Adapted from Mikhail Borgashevsky’s novel this simple tale of the accidental meeting of village housewife, Nurya, and Sasha, a Moscow taxi driver, immediately achieved cult status. Tatyana Lioznova was one of only a handful of female directors working at the time, and the film benefits from her intimate and delicate gaze on human connection. It also features Lioznova’s trademark fantastic use of music, this time by female composer, Aleksandra Pakhmutova.
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