Kira MURATOVA
Кира МУРАТОВА
Kira MOURATOVA
USSR, 1989, 156mn 
Colour, fiction
The Asthenic Syndrome
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Астенический синдром

 

 Le Syndrome asthénique

 Astenicheskiy Sindrom

 
Directed by : Kira MURATOVA (Кира МУРАТОВА)
Writing credits : Aleksandr CHERNYKH (Александр ЧЕРНЫХ), Kira MURATOVA (Кира МУРАТОВА), Sergey POPOV (Сергей ПОПОВ)
 
Cast
Olga ANTONOVA (Ольга АНТОНОВА)
Viktor ARISTOV (Виктор АРИСТОВ)
Natalia BUZKO (Наталья БУЗЬКО)
Aleksandr CHERNYKH (Александр ЧЕРНЫХ)
Sergey POPOV (Сергей ПОПОВ)
Vera_2 STOROZHEVA (Вера_2 СТОРОЖЕВА)
Aleksandra SVENSKAYA (Александра СВЕНСКАЯ)
Galina ZAKHURDAEVA (Галина ЗАХУРДАЕВА)
 
Cinematography : Vladimir PANKOV (Владимир ПАНКОВ)
Production design : Yevgeni GOLUBENKO (Евгений ГОЛУБЕНКО), Oleg IVANOV (Олег ИВАНОВ)
Production : Odessa Film Studios, Studio d'Odessa
Release date in Russia : 02/02/1990
 
Sites : IMDb, Chapaev.media

Awards :
Silver Bear Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1990
Prix "Nika" du meilleur film, 1990

Plot synopsis
In the first part, a woman doctor, deeply pertubed by the recent death of her husbandrefuses to treat one of her patients and later goes out and picks up a drunk and takes him home with her for sex. In the second part, a film school teacher asks his students what they think of the first part.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Le cinéma russe, vingt-cinq ans déjà..., Marilyne FELLOUS, kinoglaz.fr, 2010
Le cinéma soviétique, un domaine en partage, Eugénie ZVONKINE, Mise au point, 2010
Asthenic syndrome, Jane TAUBMAN, Flicks Books, 2000
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Bridges. Bozar. East of West films festival, Brussels (Belgium), 2019
- Rétrospective Kira Mouratova à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2019
- La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2018
- Transilvania International Film Festival : TIFF, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2017
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2015
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2013
- Belfort International Film Festival "Entrevues", Belfort (France), 2010
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2010
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Retrospective Kira Muratova, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1990
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1990

Photos and videos
 

Part I