Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

AUTUMN MARATHON

USSR, 1979 (MIFF 1980, Programme 39)

Director: Georgi Daniela

Autumn Marathon tells of a gentle-souled English translator in Leningrad who can't keep his private affairs apart from his duties - that is, he has a mistress on the side and a wife he loves. In addition, his Danish neighbour likes to go jogging each morning and punctually rings his doorbell at dawn during this autumn season. Then there are his English-language students at the Institute where he teaches, a publisher hounding him for a translation into Russian of a new book, and a dumpy colleague needing his help to do her English-Russian translations. The hours in the day are just too short for everything, particularly for his demanding mistress who's already taken over part of an attentive wife's duties.

See also...

Michel Pellus

Canada, 1979
In 1977, Michel Pellus was released from prison after serving six years of a fourteen year sentence for trafficking in narcotics. While behind bars, Michel turned to painting as an escape from the mo… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.