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Vechnoe vozvrashchenie

Eternal Return/Eternal Homecoming
Film still from ETERNAL RETURN/ETERNAL HOMECOMING: A man and a woman are in a flat. She is sitting at the table, the wall behind her is full of posters.

Sat 22.04.

  • Director

    Kira Muratova

  • Ukraine / 2012
    117 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

In her final film, Muratova shows her playfulness and desire to experiment once again and structures this around her preferred stylistic device of repetition. A woman receives a visit from an old school friend, who tells her about a dilemma and asks for her advice: he loves his wife and lover in equal measure and can’t decide between them. This situation is repeated again and again with new actors (Muratova casts all her favorite actors one last time) and in new settings, interrupted by reverent passages dedicated to the difficulties of filmmaking: the producer tries to convince a financier of the merits of the film that we are watching. The ceaseless repetition of the same scene that is never resolved allows the absurdity of human attempts at understanding to come into even sharper relief. (al)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media