Retrospectives. Lenfilm Undiscovered 2011
Learning about the wide world (Poznavaya bely svet)
  • Director: Kira Muratova (Moldova)

    Born in 1934 in Soroki village, Bessarabia (now – Moldova). Graduated the Director’s Department of VGIK Film Institute in 1959. Her first films By the Steep Ravine (1961) and Our Honest Bread (1964) were directed together with Alexander Muratov. People’s Actress of Ukraine. Laureate of numerous cinematic and festival awards and prizes. Among other director’s works are: Short Encounters (1967), Long Farewells (1971), The Asthenia Syndrome (1989). Two in one is her 13th feature film.

Russia,  1978,  80 min.
Sergei Popov, Alexei Zharkov, Vladimir Pozhidaev, Victor Aristov
Retrospectives. Lenfilm Undiscovered

On the surface of it, this is a story of a commonplace "love triangle" between a pasterer Lyuba and two drivers Mikhail and Nikolai. However, Kira Muratova's unique language makes it a passionate love poem.