If you want to see an award-winning Russian movie, mark your calendars for Sunday, June 27, when the Shorefront YM-YWHA will screen The Cranes are Flying. The movie, set in the U.S.S.R. during World War II, was the only Russian film that won the Palm D’Or award at Cannes.
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, The Cranes are Flying (Letyat Zhuravli) gives us a realistic look at the impact of war while intertwining themes of loss and love. The movie is not a typical Soviet Union propaganda piece. It is said to take you into the minds of regular people who had to deal with the harsh reality and consequences of the war.
The Cranes are Flying is being presented as part of the “Memories From Our Hearts” series. The movie will be shown with English subtitles so that non-Russian speakers may also enjoy it. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. The Shorefront YM-YWHA is located at 3300 Coney Island Avenue.This is a free event.
Tickets are $8 for non-members, $7 for members, seniors and students.