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The director Kira Muratova died

She was 83 years old.

Photo by Ekaterina Chesnokova, RIA Novosti
Photo by Ekaterina Chesnokova, RIA Novosti

The Soviet and Ukrainian director Kira Muratova died at the age of 84, Buro 24/7 was informed by her husband Evgeny Golubenko. This was also confirmed by producer Yuri Minzyanov.

The causes of Muratova’s death are still unknown. President of Ukraine Peter Poroshenko expressed condolences.

Kira Muratova was born on November 5, 1934 in the city of Soroki, in 1959 she graduated from the directing department of VGIK. Muratova’s debut short film “The Steep Yar” was released in 1962. She gained fame with the release of paintings “Short Meetings” (1967) and “Long Seeing Off” (1971). Her film “Asthenic Syndrome” (1989) won the Grand Prix of the Berlin Film Festival.

The last picture of Muratova “Eternal Return” was published in 2012. In her films, starred Renata Litvinova, Vladimir Vysotsky, Oleg Tabakov. Muratova is also the People’s Artist of Ukraine and laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine.

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