Letter Never Sent (1960)

Directed By – Mikhail Kalatozov

Screenplay By – Grigori Koltunov, Valeri Osipov & Viktor Rozov

Cinematography By – Sergey Urusevskiy

Starring Tatyana Samoylova, Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy & Vasiliy Livanov

80 min.

A bold film about man versus nature. It’s such a classic theme but Kalatozov is so unique with his decisions and the characters are all so well crafted, this is truly a remarkable film. It had me sweating for the characters as they try to survive a spontaneous forest fire.

Both beautiful and sad and riveting, a very accomplished piece of cinema.

God Bless America

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