CCFC introduces 'Black and White Panorama' a yearlong cinema exposition of classic and contemporary black and white films and audiovisual works. The first screening will take place at Γκαραζ on Thursday the 29th of June, with the landmark film 'The Cranes Are Flying' by M. Kalatozov.
"The Cranes Are Flying, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov in 1957, is one of the landmarks of Soviet film and, in Josephine Woll’s words, 'the first indisputable masterpiece of post-Stalin cinema.' The film was instantly greeted as a revelation in the Soviet Union and became an international success, winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Even today, seeing The Cranes Are Flying is a moving experience, and it may not be difficult for contemporary viewers to recapture the sensation which the film is said to have evoked in those who saw it when it was new: that of a fresh wind sweeping through a musty house."
(Chris Fujiwara for the Criterion Collection, 29th of April 2002)
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Writers: Viktor Rozov
Cast: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov
Runtime: 95 minutes
General Admission: €5
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