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A man and a woman looking suspiciously out of a window
Getting to Know the Big Wide World

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Getting to Know the Big Wide World (Poznavaya belyy svet)

Unclassified 18+

Melbourne Cinematheque

24 Jun

A construction site, a symbol of newness and growth, serves as the background to an impassioned and unresolved love triangle. 

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  • The drab terrain is little more than mud and cement, but the sky is a blanket of colour and light, offering the three confused lovers the glow of potential solace. Against this landscape, the sensual, poetic and mundane beauty of Kira Muratova’s vision elevates the everyday reality of Soviet society. 

    Starring Nina Ruslanova, Sergei Popov and Alexei Zharkov, and featuring a piano score by Valentin Silvestrov, Getting to Know the Big Wide World has been named by Muratova as her favourite of her own films.