What if a director “eternally” returned to the same plot or even the same script? In her final film, Muratova explores the potentials of filming a single script through directing it in a number of different contexts using eight of Russia and Ukraine’s most celebrated actors, including Renata Litvinova and the late Oleg Tabakov.
Introduction by Carlotta Chenoweth,
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.