Kolkhoz decide to free Makar from the chairmanship responsibilities and send him to a resort. Makar is no longer young, and knows that he won’t get his age back—there is someone that can help him with his situation. Then the new chairman selected is no other than Makar’s son, a graduate of Agricultural Institute. But this decision does not justify the hopes of farmers. Makar returned to the village and helps his son to correct mistakes—ruskino.ru.
A fierecely independent filmmaker, Muratova’s career started during Kruschev’s thaw and is still going strong in the Putin era— with several tumultuous decades in between. After studying philosophy at Moscow State University, Muratova attended VGIK and graduated in 1959. She then began a long relationship with Odessa Film Studio that continues to this day. Her early masterpieces, Brief Encounters and A Long Goodbye, were influenced by the experimental trends of sixties cinema. Her novel approach to narrative— and to the Russian pastoral in particular—combined with a bleak, ambiguous, and deeply personal outlook, led to censorship by the Soviet authorities; A Long Goodbye didn’t receive an official release until glasnost in 1987. Outside of an occasional writing and acting opportunity, Muratova’s film career suffered a similar fate. But with glasnost and certainly in the decade since, she’s reclaimed her status as one of the great directors of her generation, and her recent films have… read more