USSR (Ukraine), 1971, 95mn 
Black and white, fiction
Dolgie provody
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 The long farewell

 Les Longs adieux

Other titles : A long goodbye
Directed by : Kira MURATOVA (Кира МУРАТОВА)
Writing credits : Natalya RIAZANTSEVA (Наталия РЯЗАНЦЕВА)
Yuri KAYUROV (Юрий КАЮРОВ) ...Le père de Sacha
Tatyana MYCHKO (Татьяна МЫЧКО)
Zinaida SHARKO (Зинаида ШАРКО) ...Elena Vassilievna
Cinematography : Gennadi KARIUK (Геннадий КАРЮК)
Production design : Enrique RODRIGUEZ (Энрике РОДРИГЕС)
Sound : Igor SKINDER (Игорь СКИНДЕР)
Editing : Valentina OLEINIK (Валентина ОЛЕЙНИК)
Companies : Odessa Film Studios
Release Date in Russia : 31/05/1987
Sites : Allociné, IMDb, Chapaev
Release date in France : 1988-03-16, Site

Awards :
Grand prix du Festival de Cinéma de L'URSS, 1987
Prix de la FIPRESCI au Festival de Locarno, 1987

Plot synopsis
This film was made and ready to be released in 1973. But it was “shelved” was finally released in 1987. It received a FIPRESCI award (International Press Award) at the Locarno Film Festival, and the Grand Prize of the All-Union Film Festival in Tbilisi in 1987.
A single woman has put all her efforts into raising her only son, Sasha. When Sasha grew up to become a teenager, he got tired of the nagging of her mother. One summer, he goes to visit his father in Novosibirsk, on the other side of the country. When he returns, his mother notices that Sasha had changed. She secretly reads a letter that Sasha received from his father and she finds out that Sasha doesn't want to live with her any longer. She cannot understand, she cannot accept. When Sasha realizes that she is suffering because of his wish to leave, he decides to stay.

Le cinéma soviétique, un domaine en partage, Eugénie ZVONKINE, Mise au point, 2010

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2022
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2022
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2020
- Rétrospective Kira Mouratova à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2019
- Programme 2019-2020 organisé par la Sorbonne : films tabous et interdits en URSS, Paris (France), 2019
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2019
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
- Cycle de cinéma ukrainien au MuCEM, Marseille (France), 2014
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2013
- Belfort International Film Festival "Entrevues", Belfort (France), 2010
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2010
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2009
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2008
- Retrospective Kira Muratova, Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1988-03-16
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987