‘Getting to Know the Big Wide World’, one of Muratova's masterpieces and her first color film, features a myriad of fascinating characters. The narrative navigates the love triangle between the observant orator Lyuba and her two suitors, the ill-tempered Kolia and the shy Misha, as well as the workers' groups in the surrounding civil construction settings and rural landscape of the former Soviet Union. With a poetic lens and a highly innovative aesthetic approach, Muratova unveils a vast world through the significance of love in the lives of (un)common people.
Kira Muratova The work of Ukrainian filmmaker Kira Muratova (1934-2018) comprises a highly influential film oeuvre. Her unusual style drew on the originality of her aesthetic proposal, which reinvented itself after each film. Her most renowned feature films include 'Brief Encounters' (1967) and ‘The Asthenic Syndrome' (1989), filmed during the eve of the end of the Soviet Union.