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still from Brief Encounters (Kira Muratova, SU 1967)

Brief Encounters

Kira Moeratova / SUHH, 1967 / 96 min.

Kira Muratova’s second feature film is a freely meandering portrait of a love triangle with Muratovain in the lead role. Object of desire is the attractive geologist Maxim, played by singer/underground hero Vladimir Visotski. The film, shot in Odesa, was almost instantaneously banned by the Soviet censors.

poster Brief Encounters (Kira Muratova, SU 1967)

Maxim, a free-spirited intellectual who criss-crosses the Soviet Union as a geologist, has two lovers. There is Valentina in town, with a successful career in the Soviet bureaucracy, and in one of the villages Maxim visits, there is Nadja, a beautiful, young, somewhat naive country girl.

The proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, the largest Ukrainian film archive.



Kira Moeratova

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Original title

Korotkie zustrichi


96 min.







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still from Brief Encounters (Kira Muratova, SU 1967)
still from Brief Encounters (Kira Muratova, SU 1967)

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