Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 18 Sep 2023
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS (1967) was the debut feature from Kira Muratova, and shows the beginnings of her impressionistic style, blending observational realism with new wave experimentation. Through an intricate play of flashbacks and shifting perspectives, Brief Encounters reveals the intricate love triangle, connecting a hard-nosed city planner (played by Muratova herself), her free-spirited geologist husband (legendary Soviet protest singer Vladimir Vysotsky), and the young woman from the countryside (Nina Ruslanova in her breakout role) whom she hires as their housekeeper. Muratvoa crafts a wryly perceptive portrait of two very different women connected by chance yet each navigating her own dreams, ambitions and disappointments.