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11 Ratings

Faryatev's Fantasies

Фантазии Фарятьева

Directed by Ilya Averbakh
Soviet Union, 1979
Drama, TV Movie


A film about the relationship of two families in a provincial town centered on the figure of Faryatev, a dreamer who longs to change his dreary life.

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Faryatev's Fantasies Directed by Ilya Averbakh

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Faryatev's Fantasies

    Averbakh was brilliant with these minor-key provincial domestic dramas with everyone straining on the leash of small-town hopelessness and ennui, their dreams of flight. Faryatyev fantasizes that we're all sprung from distant ancestors from another world and that the misery run rampant on this one is due to the unconscious sense that we don't belong here. The woman he adores would be happy just getting to Odessa.

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