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Chekhovskie motivy

Chekhov’s Motifs
Film still from CHEKHOV

Mon 10.04.

  • Director

    Kira Muratova

  • Russia, Ukraine / 2002
    118 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

CHEKHVOSKIE MOTIVY combines two texts by Anton Chekhov: Difficult People and Tatiana Repina. Together with his mother, a student from the country tries to ask his father for money to study in Moscow at a dinner – a scene that is varied again and again before finally escalating into a grotesque explosion of rage. An orthodox wedding shown in its entirety is the second setting. The wedding guests form a whole cabinet of absurd figures who repeatedly disturb and impede the ceremony. “Muratova’s trademark repetition – linguistic, visual (the many pairs of glasses in the film) and rhythmic – also characterizes CHEKHOV’S MOTIFS, just like the piercing way in which she shows animals.” (Isa Willinger) (al)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media