Films byTexts by Kira Muratova
Brief Encounters
Kira Muratova, 1967, 96’

Valentina and Nadya love the same man; one is his wife, the other a fleeting encounter; neither knows of each other’s existence until a misunderstanding brings them together.

The Long Farewell
Kira Muratova, 1971, 97’

“Muratova contrived to make the first non-Soviet – not to be confused with anti- Soviet – films in the history of our cinema...They began the ‘long farewell’ of Soviet cinema.”

Andrei Plakhov


The Asthenic Syndrome
Kira Muratova, 1989, 153’

The Asthenic Syndrome begins as a black-and-white drama about a woman who, after losing her husband, falls into a state of despair and becomes a danger to herself and her surroundings.