Directed by: Larisa Shepitko
Released: 1966
Run time: 85 minutes
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An understated, rich portrait of a woman forced to reconsider her values and her past life
For her first feature film after graduating from the All-Russian State Institute for Cinematography, Larisa Shepitko trained her lens on the fascinating character actress Maya Bulgakova who gives a marvellous performance as a once heroic fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.

Shepitko's realist style is combined with exquisite cinematography.

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