Title: The Cranes are Flying AKA: Year: 1957. Original title: Letyat zhuravl Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes. Country: Russia. Language: Russian. Audio: Russian. Subtitles: English, العربية, 中文, Deutsch, Español, Français, עברית, Italiano, Nederlands, 日本語, Português, Русский, Svenska (.idx & .sub). Genre: Drama | Romance | War.
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov.
Tatyana Samojlova ... Veronika (as T. Samojlova) Aleksey Batalov ... Boris Vasili Merkuryev ... Fyodor Ivanovich (as V. Merkuryev) Aleksandr Shvorin ... Mark (as A. Shvorin) Svetlana Kharitonova ... Irina (as S. Kharitonova) Konstantin Nikitin ... Volodya (as K. Nikitin) Valentin Zubkov ... Stepan (as V. Zubkov) Antonina Bogdanova ... Grandmother (as A. Bogdanova) Boris Kokovkin ... Tyernov (as B. Kokovkin) Yekaterina Kupriyanova ... Anna Mikhajlovna (as Ye. Kupriyanova) Valentina Ananina O. Dzisko Klarina Frolova (as K. Frolova) Leonid Knyazev (as L. Knyazev) Yu. Kulikov Pyotr Merkurev Daniil Netrebin Aleksandr Popov (as Sasha Popov) I. Preis T. Shamshurin Nikolay Smorchkov (as N. Smorchkov) Galina Stepanova Valentina Vladimirova
Story / Synopsis
Veronica and Boris are walking in the streets of Moscow and they love each other. Veronica is laughing, cause they are happy together this morning. They see some cranes in the sky. When arriving to Veronica's house they talk about a rendezvous at the bank of the river. And the 2nd World War begins in Moscow. Boris works in a factory and he hasn't got time to speak with Veronica. He has to go to the war ...
Mikhail Kalatozov's luscious portrait of love and loss during World War II stars almond-eyed beauty Tatyana Samojlova and handsome Aleksei Batalov as moony-eyed young lovers whose innocent romance is shattered by war. When the idealistic boy volunteers for service, his draft-dodging cousin steals the despondent girl by brute force, yet she never gives up on her true love, even when he's reported dead. Kalatozov's patriotic paean to fallen soldiers and home-front heroes is an undeniably sentimental melodrama suffused with lush images and lyrical sequences, a kind of cinematic poetry unseen in Soviet cinema since the experimentation and optimism of the silent days. Produced during the "thaw" following Stalin's repressive reign, it won the Palme d'Or prize at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival and set Kalatozov on the road to more ambitious expressions of Soviet idealism in the modern world, culminating in his masterpiece, I Am Cuba. --Sean Axmaker
Product Description Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart. Boris is sent to the front lines...and then communication stops. Meanwhile, Veronica tries to ward off spiritual numbness while Boris' draft-dodging cousin makes increasingly forceful overtures. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, The Cranes are Flying is a superbly crafted drama, bolstered by stunning cinematography and impassioned performances.
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