859

Летят журавли [The Cranes are Flying] (1957)

»Well, rain or shine, we must carry on.«

A gorgeously beautiful intro, shimmering with life and love on a sunny sunday morning in Moscow. But suddenly, war tears everything apart. Homefront despair are interspersed with frontline struggles, building towards an emotionally devastating finale of traumatic hope beyond reason, mixing the deeply personal and the overtly political/societal in a moving and thankfully un-propagandistic way.

Stunningly dynamic cinematography, strong acting, fine dialogue – expressionist soviet melodrama that should be a definite must in every book!

Cranes00Cranes01Cranes02Cranes03Cranes04Cranes05Cranes06Cranes07Cranes08Cranes09Cranes10Cranes11Cranes12

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to 859

  1. elwoodcox says:

    I’ll move this one up on my "to see" list.

  2. nicolas krizan says:

    hope you’ll like it, i found it fabulous!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s