Mikhail Kalatozov’s- CRANES ARE FLYING – issued on Blu Ray

Cranes Are FlyingCRANES ARE FLYING – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (PG) 1957 RUSSIA KALATOZOV, MIKHAIL BLU RAY ONLY £22.99
Newly restored version of this landmark film of the post-Stalin Soviet Union.
Young Moscow couple Veronika and Boris are deeply in love, but are separated when Boris volunteers to join the army during World War II. While she waits for her lover to return, Veronika is raped by his cousin, Fyodor, and later – having become resigned to the fact that Boris will never return – agrees to marry him.

SPECIAL FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New interview with scholar Ian Christie on why the film is a landmark of Soviet cinema

Audio interview from 1961 with director Mikhail Kalatozov

Hurricane Kalatozov, a documentary from 2009 on the Georgian director’s complex relationship with the Soviet government

Segment from a 2008 program about the film’s cinematography, featuring original storyboards and an interview with actor Alexei Batalov

Interview from 2001 with filmmaker Claude Lelouch on the film’s French premiere at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: An essay by critic Chris Fujiwara

In Russian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd