"Kira passed away… And the whole epoch has gone with her. I remember when being a student of Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov I cried watching Long Farewells (a film by Kira Muratova, 1971, - ed.)… Rainy days have come, death is everywhere, death…” reads the message.
Yevhen Holubenko, a husband of Kira Muratova, confirmed the information about her death to Buro 24/7.
Kira Muratova lived and worked in Odesa.
Films “Brief Encounters” (1967) and “Long Farewells” (1971) got her fame.
Her drama film “Asthenic Syndrome”, 1990, entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize. An art-house grotesque and a sting comedy “The Tuner”, 2004, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2004. Her latest masterpieces are “Melody for a Street-organ” (2009) and “Eternal Redemption: The Casting” (2012).
Kira Muratova was also a member of еhe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting results in awarding Oscars.