Wenn die Kraniche ziehen


Wenn die Kraniche ziehen

Michail KalatosowRussia – 1957

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris’ family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.

Original Title Wenn die Kraniche ziehen
German Title Wenn die Kraniche ziehen
French Title Quand passent les cigognes
Other Titles Quando volano le cicogne - The Cranes are Flying
Directed by Michail Kalatosow
Country Russia
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Wiktor Rosow nach seinem Drama Die ewig Lebenden (Вечно живые)
Film Editing Marija Timofejewa
Soundtrack Moissei Wainberg
Cinematography Sergei Urussewski
Production Mosfilm, Moskau, Igor Wakar
Runtime 94 Min.
Language Russisch/d
Tatjana Samoilowa Weronika
Alexei Batalow Boris Borosdin
Wassili Merkurjew Fjodor Iwanowitsch Borosdin
Alexander Schworin Mark Borosdin
Swetlana Charitonowa Irina Borosdina

Goldene Palme, Cannes 1958

«La virtuosité d'Orson Welles rejoint la poésie d'Andreï Tarkovski.» Cahiers du cinéma

«Une fresque aussi vaste et éblouissante que les prouesses visuelles du film.» Telerama  

«Un pur triomphe de cinéma.» L'Obs  

«La virtuosité de la mise en scène s’avère d’une inventivité étourdissante.» Libération


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