Chekhovian Motifs

Starring: Sergey Bekhterev Director: Kira Muratova
Chekhovian Motifs
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Tinted
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Russian, English
    • Subtitles - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: KIRA
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Filmographies
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Product Description:

A Chekhov classic gets a contemporary twist with this adaptation from controversial Russian filmmaker Kira Muratova. Muratova's unique approach to filmmaking breaks down the barriers between the imagined and actual worlds, creating a cinematic sphere in which reality and fantasy seamlessly coexist. Part-tragedy/part-comedy, CHEKHOVIAN MOTIFS is a black and white film which re-imagines Chekhov's play "Tatiana Repina," and also his lesser-known story, "Difficult Men." The film follows the going-ons of a small wedding ceremony, and goes on to muse about several philosophies of life. These subjects provide the stage on which Muratova displays a wide range of filmmaking styles. Muratova also enjoys playing with dialogue from the intellectual to the outright crude.


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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 33,581
  • UPC: 014381246827
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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