THE ASTHENIC SYNDROME (Kira Muratova, 1989)

Not even glasnost in the Time of Gorbachev would spare Astenicheskiy sindrom from state censorship and suppression, ostensibly—I am not entirely convinced—for excessive nudity and other sexual detail, in the Soviet Union’s waning days. Co-written (along with Aleksandr Chernykh and Sergei Popov) by Romanian-born Kira Muratova, who also directed (Special Jury Prize, Berlin), here is […]