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The Cranes Are Flying

Mikhail Kalatozov

 
The Cranes Are Flying (Criterion DVD)

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  • Soviet Union
  • 1957
  • 95 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Russian
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  • Spine #146

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’s 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.

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality; RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by HotHead Creative Co-Op

Film Essays

The Cranes Are Flying

By Chris Fujiwara April 29, 2002

The Soviet Union lost some ten percent of its prewar population in World War II. For years, Soviet cinema was able to represent this traumatic loss only within strict limits, in terms of glossy . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

The Cranes Are Flying

By Chris Fujiwara April 29, 2002

The Soviet Union lost some ten percent of its prewar population in World War II. For years, Soviet cinema was able to represent this traumatic loss only within strict limits, in terms of glossy . . . Read more »