Kira Muratova

Kira MURATOVA (1934, Romania) studied at the Moscow Film School and became a director at the Odessa Film Studio where she made her feature debut Our Honest Bread in 1964 with Alexander Muratov. As a result of her unorthodox style, most of her subsequent films faced difficulties with Soviet censorship. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Muratova quickly won renown at home and abroad, not only with her earlier work but also with her new films. She won several prizes and awards, among others the Special Jury Prize in Berlin for The Asthenic Syndrome in 1990 and the Leopard of Honour at Locarno for her complete oeuvre in 1994. Signals: Kira Muratova is the first retrospective outside Russia and Ukraine, which contains all of her films.


U krutogo yara/On the Steep Cliff (1961, co-dir), Nash chestnyy khleb/Our Honest Bread (1964, co-dir), Korotkie vstrechi/Brief Encounters (1967), Dolgiye provody/Long Farewells (1971, rel. 1987), Poznavaya belyy svet/Getting to Know the Big Wide World (1979), Sredi serykh kamney/Among Grey Stones (1983), Peremena uchasti/Change of Fortune (1987), Astenicheskiy sindrom/The Asthenic Syndrome (1989), Cuvstvitelnyy milicioner/The Sentimental Policeman (1992), Uvlecheniya/Passions (1994), Tri istorii/Three Stories (1997), Pismo v Ameriku/Letter to America (1999, short), Vtorostepennye lyudi/Second Class Citizens (2001), Chekhovskiye motivy/Chechov's Motives (2002), Nastroyshchik/The Tuner (2004), Spravka/The Certifcate (2005, short), Kukla/Dummy (2007, short), Dva v odnom/Two in One (2007), Melodiya dlya sharmanki/Melody for a Street Organ (2009), Vecnoe vozvrascenie/Eternal Homecoming (2012)

Kira Muratova at IFFR