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Movie Night • The Cranes Are Flying (USSR, 1957)

November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Comparable to Gone with the Wind of Soviet Russia—a sensation both at home and abroad that pointed the way toward a post-Stalin thaw in filmic expression—this shattering tale of wartime resilience from I Am Cuba director Mikhail Kalatozov follows the saga of Veronika (the radiant Tatiana Samoilova) who endures heartache and uncertainty when her lover is lost on the front lines of World War II. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, the movie is a marvel of dazzling black-and-white cinematography, mixing passages of exhilarating handheld camerawork with striking deep-focus compositions worthy of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

In Russian with English subtitles • DCP • 95 minutes • New 2K digital restoration

This event is free and open to the public. Presented by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. For venue and parking info, please visit


November 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill
123 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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