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The Heron and the Crane (Tsaplya i zhuravl) (1975)

The Heron and the Crane
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Description: The Heron and the Crane' was released in 1974, and was written by Norshteyn and Roman Kachanov, with cinematography by the director's long-time friend Aleksandr Zhukovskiy. The story, which is based on a Russian folk tale and narrated by Innokenti Smoktunovsky, concerns the peculiar romance of two would-be lovers, Heron and Crane. Each desires to marry the other, and yet each bird's sense of pride and self-importance continually prevents them from accepting the other's marriage proposal. It is a delicate courtship ritual, a hopeless cause thwarted by either party's inability to overcome their own conceit, even if the cost is the ... (more)
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"DIR: Yuriy Norshteyn SUMMARY: A heron and a crane indulge in a complex, endless mating ritual in which their proposals of marriage to each other are continuously turned down for petty reasons. WHY IT'S HERE: Yuriy Norshteyn's 'The Heron and the Crane', co-written by Norshteyn and another master of Russian animation, Roman Kachanov, is a simple, repetitive tale of an endless courtship between a heron and a crane. Somewhat overshadowed by the two animated masterpieces Norshteyn would release a"



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