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Brief Encounters (1967) / The Long Farewell (1971) - Two Films by Kira Muratova (b/w, Criterion Collection, Restored, Special Edition, 2 DVDs)

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Will be released 13.08.2024

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Nobody made films like Kira Muratova. Uncompromising and uncategorizable, the Ukrainian iconoclast withstood decades of censorship to realize her singular vision in hypnotically beautiful, expressionistically heightened films that remain unique in their ability to evoke complex interior worlds. Her first two solo features, Brief Encounters and The Long Farewell, are fascinatingly fragmented portraits of women navigating work, romance, and family life with a mix of deep yearning and playful pragmatism. Long suppressed by Soviet authorities, these films became legendary—along with their maker—and they now make for a revelatory introduction to this most fearlessly original of artists.


New 4K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray edition
Interviews with scholars Elena Gorfinkel and Isabel Jacobs
Archival interview with director Kira Muratova
PLUS: An essay by film critic Jessica Kiang

New cover by La Moutique

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Director Kira Muratova
Actor Nina Ruslanova, Vladimir Vysotskiy, Kira Muratova, Lidiya Bazilskaya, Zinaida Sharko, Oleg Vladimirsky, Yuriy Kayurov, Svetlana Kabanova
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Drama
Content 2 DVDs
Publication date 13.08.2024
Edition b/w, Criterion Collection, Restored, Special Edition
Audio Russian
Subtitles English
Length 190 Minutes
Original title Korotkie vstrechi / Dolgie provody (Russian)
Version US Version
Region code 1

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