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Film: The Cranes Are Flying Director: Mikhail Kalatozov Cast: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin and Svetlana Kharitonova Running Time: 1 hour 37 minutes Synopsis: Veronika is devastated when the love of her life, Boris, is sent to the front lines of the Second World War.
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, the film won the Golden Palm Award at Cannes Film Festival.
The film had been two years in the making, and its director and cinematographer were among the most celebrated figures of contemporary Soviet cinema: Mikhail Kalatozov and Sergei Urusevsky, who had also worked together on the war melodrama The Cranes Are Flying, winner of the 1958 Palm D'Or at Cannes.