For Ever Mozart (1996)

Directed By – Jean-Luc Godard

Screenplay By – Jean-Luc Godard

Cinematography By – Katell Djian, Jean-Pierre Fedrizzi & Christophe Pollock

84 min.

I don’t know what this movie was about. It would try and explain it to you but I would just make myself sound like a fool. If you want a dose of Godard I would recommend anything other than this.

However, I don’t believe this movie was intended for you to watch once and for you to move on so quickly. It has deep and powerful themes woven into a complicated mix of characters and relationships. Because of this For Ever Mozart is a movie I know I will revisit in my later years because it is so fucking dense.

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The Cranes are Flying (1957)

Directed By – Mikhail Kalatozov

Screenplay By – Viktor Rozov

Cinematography By – Sergey Urusevskiy

Starring Tatyana Samoylova & Aleksey Batalov

97 min.

A powerful war movie that examines what it means to be faithful to your love during wartime and how war not only separates lovers from being together but provides several obstacles for them just knowing the other is alive.

Another beautiful film that has Kalatozov directing, Rozov writing, and Urusevskiy shooting, and even has Tatyana Samaoylova as the star.

Definitely a film worth watching and knowing about and knowing this entire team of filmmakers who are able to produce some really excellent work together.

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