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Talks with Larisa

The Ascent • 52m

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  • Larisa

    Director Larisa Shepitko’s husband, Elem Klimov, made this short documentary a year after the death of his wife in 1979. Using footage from her films, including the last image she ever recorded, as well as voice recordings and photos, Klimov’s film is a loving tribute to his wife’s life and work.

  • The Homeland of Electricity

    An adaptation of a story by Andrei Platonov, this short film by Larisa Shepitko was created as part of a 1967 omnibus film entitled BEGINNING OF AN UNKNOWN ERA, commissioned to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the October Revolution. Soviet authorities deemed the depiction of the early Bolshevik...

  • Lyudmila Polyakova on THE ASCENT

    In the following interview, recorded in Moscow in October 2020, actor Lyudmila Polyakova discusses the production of THE ASCENT and director Larisa Shepitko’s impact on her career.