The Romania-born Soviet director Kira Moeratova, winner at the Berlinale in 1990, is yesterday in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa after a lingering illness at the age of 83 died.
The ereburgeres of Odessa won in 1990 in Berlin, the Grand Prize of the Jury with her picture ‘The Asthenic Syndrome’, a film about a teacher who suffers from hypochondria. Her death was the reason for Ukrainian president Petro Porosjenko to her in a tweet to honor as “an extremely talented filmmaker”.
Moeratova was taught at the Gerassimov-institute for cinematography in Moscow. In 1961, she worked alternately in Odessa and Leningrad, today St. Petersburg. More often than not she was confronted with a draaiverbod.
In her career, until 2012, commented Moeratova fifteen feature films, a host of short films and one documentary about the life of the ordinary man – in.