GB 1987/88, D Sally Potter, P Penny Dedman, Print colour & b/w, DVD, 53 min, engl./russian OV with engl. SUB, Adventure Pictures
In this documentary produced for British television, director Sally Potter examines the significance of the role played by women in the Soviet film industry. In various interviews, actresses and female directors and screenwriters speak out about their experiences, including Lana Gogoberidze, Inna Churikova, Kira Muratova and Maya Turovskaya. The political climate of the Glasnost era enabled Potter to interweave the interview segments with numerous film excerpts that had not previously been available for viewing in the West. The film’s title is a play on a Russian saying popular among women during the Second World War, who were obliged to take care of work at home and in the fields on their own after their husbands had been called up to fight.