Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 18 Sep 2023
Filmed in 1971, Kira Muratova's THE LONG FAREWELL was banned and shelved, not to be screened in Perestroika until 1987. The film focuses on the story between a single mother and her teenage son. Evgenia (Zinaida Sharko) and Sasha (Oleg Vladimirsky) have a close relationship, but adolescence spells dark clouds on the horizon. After a visit to his father, Sasha becomes increasingly taciturn, looking to break away from the overprotection of his mother and live instead with his father. Muratova’s editing and framing creates a coming-of-age tale in which the standard push-pull of dramatic tension is diverted elsewhere, providing a sharp-edged, biting look at a parental relationship drifting apart.