The Cranes are Flying [Letyat zhuravli]

Mikhail Kalatozov (director)
Viktor Rozov (playwright, screenwriter)
Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin (starring)

Moscow: Mosfilm, 1957. Vintage oversize, double weight photograph from the 1957 film. From the archives of French weekly "Tele Magazine," with two stamps on the verso, one referencing its inclusion in issue 52, page 5, along with manuscript annotations regarding layout and the French title.

Based on the 1956 play "Forever Alive" by Viktor Rozov, who also wrote the screenplay, about a young woman who must flee in the face of Nazi Germany's invasion of Russia, while feeling guilty over her missing lover, who unbeknownst to her has been killed in the war. Winner of the Palme d'Or, the only Soviet film to do so, while star Tatiana Samoylova would receive a Special Mention for her role, becoming a European film icon in the process.

12 x 9.5 inches. Very Good, with some light creasing.

Criterion Collection 146.

[Book #142595]