Andrei KONCHALOVSKY
Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ
Andreï KONTCHALOVSKI
USA, 1983, 111mn 
Colour, fiction
Vozlioblennye Marii
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Возлюбленные Марии

 

 Maria's Lovers

 Maria’s Lovers

Other titles : Любовники Марии
 
Directed by : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Music : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Companies : Golan-Globus Production, Canon Group
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 1984-10-03, Site

Plot synopsis
Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky's first American film is a romantic tale about an American war veteran whose dreams of his childhood sweetheart are countered by a less sunny reality. John Savage stars as Ivan Bibic, who has returned home to a small town in Pennsylvania, having suffered a nervous breakdown as a P.O.W. During the war, he would dream about his fiancee back home, Maria Bosic (Nastassja Kinski), imagining their forthcoming perfect marriage. At one point, Ivan is told, "You dreamed about her too long. She lives in your dreams, not in your body." And it's true -- his dreams do not equal his reality. Maria and Ivan marry, but Ivan finds that he cannot make love to the flesh and blood Maria. Knowing she was actively pursued by men in town during the war, Ivan courages her to take lovers. Maria does so, having affairs with another GI, Al Griselli (Vincent Spano), and a passing drifter named Clarence Butts (Keith Carradine). But after spending the night with Clarence, Maria becomes pregnant, and Ivan's love for her is sorely tested.
Paul Brenner, www.allmovie.com
 

commentaries
Maria's Lovers - Andreï Kontchalovski (1984), Justin KWEDI, chroniqueducinephilestakhanoviste.blogspot.com, 2013
MOVIE REVIEW : ‘MARIA’S LOVERS’ COURTS AMERICANA, Thomas KEVIN, latimes.com, 1985
SCREEN: 'MARIA'S LOVERS', Janet MASLIN, New York Times, 1985
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rétrospective Andreï Kontchalovski à la Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2020
- Andrey Konchalovsky retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2020
- Festival Andrey Konchalovsky, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1984-10-03
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1984