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Tale of Tales (Skazka skazok) (1979)

Tale of Tales
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Directed by

Aleksandr Kalyagin Aleksandr Kalyagin
Little Grey Wolf

Written by
Lyudmila Petrushevskaya Lyudmila Petrushevskaya
Yuriy Norshteyn Yuriy Norshteyn
(as Yu. Norshteyn)


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Description: Tale of Tales, like Tarkovsky's Mirror, attempts to structure itself like a human memory. Memories are not recalled in neat chronological order—they are recalled by the association of one with another. Any attempt to record memories on film cannot be constructed like a conventional narrative. The film is thus made up of a series of related sequences which are interspersed with each other. One of the primary themes involves war, with particular emphasis on the enormous losses the Soviet Union suffered on the Eastern Front during World War II. Several recurring characters and their interactions make up a large part of the film, ... (more)
Release date: 22 February 1979
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"DIR: Yuriy Norshteyn SUMMARY: A little grey wolf from a child's lullaby becomes the spectator of, and occasional participant in, a series of symbolic, interlinked memories of an unspecified mind. WHY IT'S HERE: With his previous short 'Hedgehog in the Fog', Yuriy Norshteyn had already established himself as one of the most important animation directors of all time. But his subsequent short, 'Tale of Tales', managed to make his previous masterwork seem almost like a trivial children's film by"

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