Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova

Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova

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.

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  • Spine #1229

Films In This Set

TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 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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Films In This Set

Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova

TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 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