For her first feature after graduating from the All-Russian State Institute for Cinematography (VGIK), Larisa Shepitko trained her lens on the fascinating Russian character actress Maya Bulgakova, who gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal. Subtly portraying one woman’s desperation with elegant, spare camera work and casual, fluid storytelling, Shepitko, with Wings, announced herself as an important new voice in Soviet cinema.

Film Info

  • Soviet Union
  • 1966
  • 85 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Russian

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 11: Larisa Shepitko

Eclipse 11: Larisa Shepitko

DVD Box Set

2 Discs


Maya Bulgakova
Nadezhda Petrukhina
Zhanna Bolotova
Pantelemion Krymov
Pavel Gavrilovich
Leonid Dyachkov
Mitya Grachov
Vladimir Gorelov
Yury Medvedev
Boris Grigoryevich
Nikolay Grabbe
Kostya Shuvalov
Larisa Shepitko
E. Maslov
Valentin Yezhov
Natalya Ryazantseva
Igor Slabnevich
L. Lysenkova
Art director
Ivan Plastinkin
Roman Ledenev


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