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Russian Cinema from Nouveaux in January

Nouveaux Pictures have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of two films from Russia on 29th January 2007. Priced at £19.99 each are…

The Cranes are Flying - Winner of both the Palme d'Or and the Best Actress Award (for Tatiana Samojlova) at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for two BAFTA Awards (Best Film and Best Foreign Actress) in 1959, Mikheil Kalatozishvili's The Cranes are Flying is described as a masterpiece of visual storytelling. One of the first post-war Soviet films to receive any kind of exposure outside the USSR, the film was partly responsible for reintroducing Soviet cinema to the rest of the world.

Features include interview with actor Alexei Batalov, featurette on actress Tatiana Samoilava, Chronicle, photo gallery, filmographies, English 5.1 (dubbed), Russian mono with English subtitles, Russian 5.1 with English subtitles.

Read more about the film in Michael Brooke's Ruscico DVD Review.




Ballad of a Soldier - The winner of the 1962 BAFTA Award for Best Film and a nominee for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay and for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival, Ballad of a Soldier is described as an engaging and deeply moving romantic drama set against the backdrop of war-torn Russia.

Features include interview with director Grigory Chukhrai, Chronicle, photo gallery, filmographies, RUSCICO trailer, English 5.1 (dubbed), Russian 5.1 with English subtitles.

Read more about the film in Michael Brooke's Ruscico DVD Review.


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