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The Cranes are Flying (The Criterion Collection)


On Sale Now! Save 10% on the The Cranes are Flying (The Criterion Collection) by SAMOILOVA,TATIANA at Movi Ki. MPN: CRRNCRA040DVD. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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. Mikhail Kalatozov's luscious


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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. 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

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Manufacturer:Criterion Collection
Brand:SAMOILOVA,TATIANA
Model:2567585
Part Number:CRRNCRA040DVD
Publisher:Criterion Collection
Studio:Criterion Collection
MPN:CRRNCRA040DVD
UPC:037429168028
EAN:9780780025684
Item Weight:0.15 pounds
Item Size:5.25 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Package Weight:0.25 pounds
Package Size:5.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches

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