Eclipse Series 11 - Larisa Shepitko (2-DVD)

Eclipse Series 11 - Larisa Shepitko (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Criterion
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 1.0 - Russian
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • FEATURES:
    1. WINGS
    2. THE ASCENT

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 03/26/2010
"Irish playwright Conor McPherson's agreeably melancholy, spooky and romantic THE ECLIPSE -- his third film as writer-director -- gets the most out of assorted hauntings."

Product Description:

The career of Larisa Shepitko, an icon of sixties and seventies Soviet cinema, was tragically cut short when she was killed in a car crash at age thirty-nine, just as she was emerging on the international scene. The body of work she left behind, though small, is masterful, and her genius for visually evoking characters' interior worlds is never more striking than in her two greatest works: Wings, an intimate yet exhilarating portrait of a female fighter pilot turned provincial headmistress, and The Ascent, a gripping, tragic World War II parable of betrayal and martyrdom. A true artist, who had deftly used the Soviet film industry to make statements both personal and universal, Shepitko remains one of the greatest unsung filmmakers of all time.

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Description by Image Entertainment:

The career of Larisa Shepitko, an icon of sixties and seventies Soviet cinema, was tragically cut short when she was killed in a car crash at age thirty-nine, just as she was emerging on the international scene. The body of work she left behind, though small, is masterful, and her genius for visually evoking characters' interior worlds is never more striking than in her two greatest works: Wings, an intimate yet exhilarating portrait of a female fighter pilot turned provincial headmistress, and The Ascent, a gripping, tragic World War II parable of betrayal and martyrdom. A true artist, who had deftly used the Soviet film industry to make statements both personal and universal, Shepitko remains one of the greatest unsung filmmakers of all time.

Plot Keywords:

Fighter Pilots | WWII

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