Matyora is a small village on a beautiful island with the same name. The existence of the village is threatened with flooding by the construction of a dam. This is the story of the ... See full summary »
The director's wife, fellow filmmaker Larisa Shepitko, originally planned to film this project but tragically died in a car accident whilst scouting locations for it in 1979. Klimov finished it for her 4 years later.