12 October 2012, 15:29

The Cranes Are Flying: Russia’s masterpiece of all times

  • October 12 marks the 55th anniversary of the “The Cranes Are Flying,” a famous Soviet movie about two lovers, Boris and Veronika, whose lives are torn by World War Two.

  • Veronika and Boris are two people desperately in love with each other. Things are looking really good for them as the couple is preparing to get married. But the call to war sounds and Boris has to leave his bride. He enrolls in the army and falls in the battlefield.

  • A clip from "The cranes are flying"
  • The film was shot after the play of Viktor Rozov called “Forever Alive”

  • “The Cranes Are Flying” stars Tatiana Samoylova, Aleksei Batalov, Vassili Merkuryev, Alexander Shvorin, Svetlana Kharitonova, Konstantin Nikitin, Valentin Zubkov, Antonina Bagdanova, Boris Kokokhin and Yekaterina Kupriyanova.

  • In 1958, the movie was awarded the first prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • 55 years since its first release, “The Cranes Are Flying” is still viewed as a true treasure of cinematography.

October 12 marks the 55th anniversary of the “The Cranes Are Flying,” a famous Soviet movie about two lovers, Boris and Veronika, whose lives are torn by World War Two.

October 12 marks the 55th anniversary of the “The Cranes Are Flying,” a famous Soviet movie about two lovers, Boris and Veronika, whose lives are torn by World War Two.

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