Into the Heart of War: Mikhail Kalatozov’s The Cranes Are Flying

By Jeremy Carr. According to Ian Christie, Mikhail Kalatozov’s The Cranes Are Flying is “in many ways the most important post-war Soviet film.” Christie, who is interviewed for the Criterion Collection’s Blu-ray release of Kalatozov’s 1957 feature, regards the film as a turning point in the nation’s cinematic history, embodying … Continue reading Into the Heart of War: Mikhail Kalatozov’s The Cranes Are Flying