Ukrainian filmmaker Kira Muratova offers a darkly comical look at everyday cruelty in these three savage tales. The first, “Boiler Room No. 6” is based on a story by Yevgeny Golubenko and takes place with in a blue-tinted boiler room where a panic-stricken resident of a communal apartment has dragged the body of his neighbor, a young woman he killed over an argument about a bar of soap. The nearly surreal “Ophelia,” the second story, centers on the vengeance of the title woman, a blonde beauty who works in a maternity hospital. The third vignette, “The Maiden and Death” follows a winsome little girl who tires of being constantly admonished by her well-meaning, but wearisome, paralyzed grandfather.
Director: Kira Muratova. AKA Three Stories
Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Leonid Kushnir, Jean-Daniel, Renata Litvinova, Ivan Okhlobystin, Oleg Tabakov, Liliya Murlykina, Aleksandra Svenskaya, Aleksey Shevchenkov, Natalya Buzko, Albina Skarga, Elvira Khomyuk.
1997 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.