January 17, 2009

Letyat Zhuravli

English Title: The Cranes are Flying
Letyat Zhuravli, Russia, 1957, imdb
Review: 2.5 Uchuvas
Comment: Before saying anything (and before Hrishi finish his friendship with me), I have to clarify three things here: First, I'm not fan of black and white films; don't ask me why but they make me feel sleepy somehow. Second, I'm not fan of 50's films either; It's a pity as I know that the are great films on those dates but... sorry, can't help it.  And third, I don't like war movies and that's a fact!. I think I got tired of watching so much Vietnam's war films in the 80's and 90's that somehow I just can't stand them anymore; I know that there are a lot of war types and a lot of stories' war types but... I just had enough of war!. So, considering that this film is a combination of the three things I don't like, you can understand why I didn't like it. However the film has great reviews and won some good awards (including my beloved Cannes). So, you go, have a look and let me know what you think.... Hrishi, you own me your review on this one!

2 comments:

Uqbar said...

Will do! It's been a while since I saw this one, so I will need to watch it again. But then, I love black-and-white AND 50s movies, and I do love a well-made war movie, so I may not be such a detached reviewer after all!

Claudia Henao said...

Ok, now you have it back...
I'll wait for your not detached comment ...
BTHave a nice time at home!