Movie Night: THE CRANES ARE FLYING - at the beautiful MFA
Lovely Arts and Culture folks,
Join me for a wonderful Sunday afternoon movie viewing at the MFA. We'll meet at the little cafe right outside the movie theater before the film. After we can find a place to continue the conversation.
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A masterpiece on every level—direction, cinematography, acting, editing and soundtrack, The Cranes Are Flying. The only Soviet film to win the Cannes Palme d’Or. Filmed in Protected content , by Georgian-born director Mikhail Kalatazov and his close collaborator, cinematographer Sergey Urusevskiy it left its mark internationally, especially for mobile camerawork and expressive editing. It also helped rethink how World War II was portrayed, defying all the expectations of rote patriotism and telling the stories of everyday, imperfect people touched by the maelstrom with subtlety and sympathy.
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Synopsis: On the day Germany invades Russia Boris volunteers to fight, but struggles to tell his lover, Veronica, and his parents. When he does, pain and anxiety overwhelms them, his father mocking the patriotic farewells his son receives at the factory and Veronica arriving too late t
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