Dude Rates Movies

The Cranes Are Flying

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Poster of the movie
Mikhail Kalatozov | 1957 | Soviet Union
Monday 15 November 2021 (watched)

As a modern spectator, you just need a bit a re-calibration to get past the absence of proper sound effects as well as the native doubling (or whatever sound capture system is making the dialogues sound so unnatural). Once that is unlocked, that is just an absolute unit of camera work, stunning cinematography, poetic storytelling, and subtle acting, which all work together to capture the breadth of human emotions in resplendent and contemplative poetry.