Reviews and Festivals
"Some other documentaries feature new types of social heroes. Three old women in the film One Sunday Morning, directed by Murat Mamedov, are one example...Though the plot seems simple, viewers get caught up in the women's words and admire their quiet heroism."
— Sergei Muratov, "Unknown Films": Exploring New Areas, Soviet Life
"A loving portrait of a group of seventy-year-old peasant women"
— Anna Lawton, Kinoglasnost: Soviet Cinema in Our Time
"There is something epic, even legendary, in this film. These are peasant women untouched by time, and unbroken by destiny."
— Unnamed Soviet Reviewer
"The same could be said [stylistically could be pegged somewhere between the verite or direct, and catalytic cinema forms, and in substance offered a detached view — and the more powerful for it — of laughter and tears in the life of rural Russia] of Murat Mamedov's Early on Sunday Morning, which eavesdrops on a group of village women gathering wood and chatting"
— Louis Menashe, Moscow Believes in Tears: Russians and Their Movies
Cracow Film Festival, Golden Dragon Prize
Rossia Festival, 2nd Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short