The Long Farewell / Dolgie provody / Uzun Veda

The Long Farewell / Dolgie provody / Uzun Veda

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)
Production : Odessa Film Studios

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.


A copy of the film was provided by Dovzhenko Centre, the largest film archive in Ukraine