Unwittingly caught in a love triangle, Valia welcomes her husband Maksim’s abandoned lover, Nadia, into her marital home…
Brief Encounters traces points of connection across the lives of three characters from very different walks of life. More than a melodrama of unrequited love and betrayal, Muratova beautifully renders the complexity of life within relationships, doomed to exist in a constant state of deferral.
Introduction by Chloe Papadopoulos,
Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University
We are proud to present this tribute to Russian-Ukrainian director Kira Muratova(1934-2018), one of the most wildly inventive, acerbic, and unsentimentally humane filmmakers in cinema history. This series, the first US retrospective since Muratova’s death in June, offers a selection of her very hard-to-see films on DCP with English subtitles, provided by the Dovzhenko Center in Kiev.