Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast

Brief Encounters (Kira Muratova; 1967)

November 2, 2020

Bianca Garner, film critic and editor and founder of In Their Own League, a website focusing on female filmmakers, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this 1960s romantic drama co-starring legendary Soviet bard Vladimir Vysotsky.

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Expect SPOILERS from 41 minutes in until the end.

Brief Encounters also stars Kira Muratova and Nina Ruslanova.

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