Private Life (1982): Yuli Raizman’s Soviet Nominee for Best Foreign Lnguage Film Oscar

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Yuli Raizman directed Private Life, a Soviet drama that nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

When two film companies merge, the former director of one of them must retire. Unexpectedly, he is now faced with lack of understanding from his wife and children.

Loneliness, self-pity and jealousy force him to critically examine his life for the first time.

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar was To Begin Again from Spain.

In 1982, the NYFCC honored the Hungarian drama, Time Stand Still, with their Best Foreign Film.


Mikhail Ulyanov as Sergei Nikitich Abrikosov
Iya Savvina as Natalia Ilinichna
Irina Gubanova as Nelli Petpovna
Tatyana Dogileva as Vika
Aleksei Blokhin as Igor
Elena Sanayeva as Marina
Liliya Gritsenko as Marya Andreevna
Yevgeni Lazarev as Viktor Sergeyevich Petelin