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Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set
Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set
Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set
Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set
Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set
Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set
Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set

Larisa Shepitko DVD Box Set

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Two stunning films, Wings and The Ascent, by a talent cut short. Really striking work that we highly recommend!

"The career of Larisa Shepitko, an icon of sixties and seventies Soviet cinema, was tragically cut short when she was killed in a car crash at age forty, just as she was emerging on the international scene. The body of work she left behind, though small, is masterful, and her genius for visually evoking characters’ interior worlds is never more striking than in her two greatest works: Wings, an intimate yet exhilarating portrait of a female fighter pilot turned provincial headmistress, and The Ascent, a gripping, tragic wartime parable of betrayal and martyrdom. A true artist who had deftly used the Soviet film industry to make statements both personal and universal, Shepitko remains one of the greatest unsung filmmakers of all time.

Wings (1966, 85 min): Larisa Shepitko’s stunning first feature after graduating from the All-Russian State Institute for Cinematography was this fascinating character study about a once heroic female Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.

The Ascent (1976, 109 min): Larisa Shepitko’s overwhelming final film, set during World War II, won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and has been hailed around the world as the finest Soviet film of its decade." -The Criterion Collection

DVD, 2 discs, Eclipse Series, 1.33:1 aspect ratio, in Russian with English subtitles, region 1 (North America)

Makes a great gift with the Little Otsu Film Diary!