Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky • 1966 • USSR/Russia
Collective farmer Asya is in love with the father of her unborn child. However, he does not reciprocate, leaving her forced to choose between a loveless marriage to another suitor and single motherhood. Konchalovsky’s sparsely beautiful tale of human fallibility and resilience revealed a new, less than idyllic side to Russian rural life — as a result of which it was banned for twenty years. Rediscovered during perestroika, it has since rightfully been reclaimed as a lost gem.
ASYA’S HAPPINESS • ИСТОРИЯ АСИ КЛЯЧИНОЙ КОТОРАЯ ЛЮБИЛА И НЕ ВЫШЛА ЗАМУЖ
Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
Written by Yuri Klepikov and Andrei Konchalovsky
Cinematographer by Georgy Rerberg
Starring: Aya Savvina, Alexander Surin, Lyubov Sokolova
In Russian with English subtitles