Buy a ticket to one Kira Muratova restoration, get a ticket to the other free! See The Long Farewell showtimes here. Discount automatically applied in cart, max two sets of tickets per order. Eligible for standard-priced screenings only.

Following two features made with then-husband Aleksandr Muratov, Kira Muratova announced her unmistakable aesthetic with this solo-directed debut concerning two women whose lives unexpectedly intertwine. In one beautifully realized scene after another, Muratova gently defines a love triangle concerning a city planner (Muratova), her geologist husband (legendary Soviet protest singer and satirist Vladimir Vysotsky), and the young woman from the countryside (Nina Ruslanova) hired as their housekeeper in Odessa. Shirking dominant socialist realist conventions with a near-dreamlike structure of flashbacks and shifts in points of view, Brief Encounters is an unfolding meditation on longing that incurred the wrath of censors, who promptly suppressed the film for 20 years. It’s precisely through Muratova’s formal experiments that the director unearthed unsentimental emotional truths and a daring political consciousness. A Janus Films release.

Restored in 4K by STUDIOCANAL in collaboration with the Criterion Collection at L’Immagine Ritrovata/Éclair Classics

For $30, receive one ticket to Brief Encounters and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more about our Dinner + Movie combo here.