Tri Istorii (1997) AKA Three Stories


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.


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  1. Jon Whitehead
    June 9, 2018

    RIP Kira Muratova.

    • Vlad
      June 9, 2018

      Nice honor, Jon.

  2. Robert Russell
    June 9, 2018

    Haven’t seen this Muratova film before. Nice choice, Jon…..thanks again.

  3. Michael
    June 21, 2018

    thanks Jon for this film

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