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Film

Screening

Kira Muratova. The More Things Change…

Date:

05.12-20.12

Time:

18:30

Partner:

Ukrainian Institute

Dovzhenko Center

Stadt Wien

Austrian Federal Chancellery

Austrian Film Institute

Austrian Film Museum

Retrospective of films made by Ukrainian director

When Kira Muratova died last year, her chosen native land Ukraine lost the country’s undisputed master of cinema, and the world lost one of those rare, almost non-existent artists who were able to maintain bravado – and refuse to compromise their aesthetical and ethical credo – across various distinctly different political regimes.

The usual western cliché would insist that Muratova had troubles with “draconian structures of socialist realism”. However, it was precisely her insistence to focus on everyday life, often in neglected provincial spaces, and to seek absurdity where others found metaphysics, that separated Muratova drastically from her contemporaries.

In the presence of Ivan Kozlenko (director of the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center), Volodymyr Sheiko (director of the Ukrainian Institute) and the actor Natalya Buzko.

All film copies Courtesy of Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center

 

Tickets are available at Film Museum.

 

 

Timetable

 

Brief Encounters (1967)

5 December, 18:30

15 December, 18:30

 

Eternal Redemption (2012)

5 December, 20:30

20 December, 21:00

 

The Long Farewell (1971)

6 December, 18:30

16 December, 18:30

 

Getting to Know the Big, Wide World (1978)

6 December, 20:30

16 December, 20:30

 

Among Grey Stones (1983)

7 December, 18:30

18 December, 18:30

 

Change of Fate (1987)

7 December, 20:30

18 December, 20:30

 

The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)

8 December, 17:30

19 December, 18:00

 

Three Stories (1997)

8 December, 20:30 

 

Minor People (2001)

11 December, 18:30

 

Chekhov’s Motifs (2002)

11 December, 20:30

 

The Tuner (2004)

14 December, 17:30

19 December, 21:00

 

Two in One (2007)

14 December, 20:30

 

Melody for a Street-organ (2009)

15 December, 20:30

20 December, 18:00