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The Long Farewell
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THE LONG FAREWELL

Долгие проводы

Directed by Kira Muratova
Soviet Union, 1971
Drama

Synopsis

Evgenia, a divorced mother, is devoted to her only son, Sasha. When she lets him go on vacation with his father, he comes back a changed person and tells her that he does not want to live with her anymore.

Synopsis

Evgenia, a divorced mother, is devoted to her only son, Sasha. When she lets him go on vacation with his father, he comes back a changed person and tells her that he does not want to live with her anymore.

Our take

Suppressed by the Soviet Union for sixteen years, Kira Muratova’s celebrated second film is a melancholic, monochrome study of a complicated mother-son relationship. Aching with maternal love, loss, and longing, the film remains a searing and tender portrayal of the agonies of motherhood.