Kira Muratova. The More Things Change…
Retrospective of films made by Ukrainian director
On 5-20 December 2019, the Austrian Film Institute will hold the screening of Kira Muratova's films under the Bilateral Ukrainian-Austrian Culture Year 2019. The retrospective is organised by the Ukrainian Institute and Dovzhenko Centre jointly with the Austrian partners.
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.

All film copies Courtesy of Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center

For more information, please, visit the website of the Bilateral Ukrainian-Austrian Culture Year 2019.


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