The cranes are flying

The cranes are flying

Letiat zhuravli

DVD - 2002 | Russian
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When Veronica's lover, Boris, goes to war, she moves in with Boris' family. His cousin seduces her and out of guilt she marries him. Unhappy in her marriage and still in love with Boris she leaves her husband to wait for Boris to return. Later she learns Boris has been killed in the war.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Criterion Collection, [2002]
Edition: Full screen
ISBN: 9780780025684
Branch Call Number: DVD RUSSIAN Drama CRANES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Letiat zhuravli


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«Летят журавли» — советский чёрно-белый художественный фильм 1957 года режиссёра Михаила Калатозова, снятый по мотивам пьесы Виктора Розова «Вечно живые». Лауреат «Золотой пальмовой ветви» Международного Каннского кинофестиваля 1958 года.

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Apr 17, 2015

A very moving story, loved the simple and elegant camera sequences as well.

RustyRook Jun 09, 2012

The movie succeeds because it does what it does very simply and well. Still, there's some flair in the cinematography - Squirrel really earns her name the way she does. Some of the best scenes in the movie are ones with the characters in motion. There's also whimsy in places, but the actors carry those scenes easily.

Oct 07, 2009

What a marvelous creation: poetic, heart-breaking, original, visually arresting. It deals with people making difficult choices in difficult times.


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Apr 17, 2015

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multcolib_russian Nov 13, 2013

Фильм с удивительной эмоциональной силой рассказывает о людях, в чьи судьбы безжалостно вторглась война. Не все смогли с честью вынести это испытание… В центре киноповести — трагическая история двух влюбленных, которых война разлучила навсегда…


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