Mikhail Kalatozov

The Cranes Are Flying

The Cranes Are Flying

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.

Film Info

  • Mikhail Kalatozov
  • Soviet Union
  • 1957
  • 95 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Russian
  • Spine #146

Special Features

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

New cover by HotHead Creative Co-Op

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Special Features

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

New cover by HotHead Creative Co-Op

The Cranes Are Flying
Cast
Tatiana Samoilova
Veronika
Aleksey Batalov
Boris
Vasili Merkuryev
Fyodor Ivanovich
Aleksandr Shvorin
Mark
Svetlana Kharitonova
Irina
Credits
Director
Mikhail Kalatozov
Screenplay
Viktor Rozov
Producer
Mikhail Kalatozov
Music
Moisey Vaynberg
Cinematography
Sergei Urusevsky
Editing
Mariya Timofeyeva
Production design
Yevgeni Svidetelev

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