Regisseur Larisa Shepitko

Cast Mayya Bulgakova, Sergey Nikonenko, Zhanna Bolotova

Lengte 85 min.

Jaar 1966

Taal Russian

Ondertiteling English

“Way up in the clouds, lost in the moment, Nadezhda knew who she was. She had a clear direction and believed in her purpose.” The war ended a long time ago, but for Petrovna only those years were filled with genuine meaning. She deeply feels discord with reality, lack of contact with her daughter. She doesn’t manage to adapt to this peaceful, everyday life, she doesn’t lose her piercing desire to fly…

Wings is Ukranian Larisa Shepitko’s first. The film is about former fighter pilot Nadezhda Petrovna who works as the principal of a provincial school, but is dissatisfied with her peaceful, everyday life with her daughter and misses her old job. The film shows the postwar restlessness of a veteran, combined with feelings of nostalgia and trauma. The film is notable for its humanistic and feminine perspective on war.

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