Autumn Marathon

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Autumn Marathon
Autumn Marathon 1979 film poster.jpg
Original film poster
Directed by Georgiy Daneliya
Written by Aleksandr Volodin
Starring Oleg Basilashvili
Natalya Gundareva
Yevgeni Leonov
Marina Neyolova
Music by Andrei Petrov
Cinematography Sergei Vronsky
Edited by Tatyana Yegorychyova
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Autumn Marathon (Russian: Осенний марафон, translit. Osenniy marafon) is a 1979 Soviet romantic comedy-drama, a winner of 1979 Venice Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival and 1980 Berlin Film Festival awards in the best director and best actor categories. It was also selected as the Soviet entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

It starred Oleg Basilashvili as a main character – a married man going through mid-life crisis, trying to find ends in his complex tangled relationships with his wife, mistress, neighbors and co-workers. The cast included such notable Soviet performers as Yevgeny Leonov, Natalya Gundareva, Marina Neyolova, Borislav Brondukov, Nikolai Kryuchkov, and Galina Volchek. It was directed by Georgiy Daneliya.


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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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