"When the Trees Were Tall (1961)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

I read the other comments and see that this film made to enjoy. And in the USSR admired. Even at the Cannes Film Festival was sent. And then, you could unsubscribe - say good old spiritual film, put on duty eight and forget. But sincerity is more important - but because the assessment will put exactly on the basis of their own experiences of the tape. Let's start:
This film tells us about the times when people have achieved amazing, brilliant victory in the Great Patriotic War confidently settled in the future. At a time when Europe's triumphant 'La Dolce Vita', and in the United States admired Elvis and Marilyn. Of course, it was necessary to oppose something. And the formula Leo Kulidzhanov was very accurate. Simple story reveals to us the life of two Soviet realities - Moscow and the village. The protagonist manages to live in each of them. And everywhere, it is not easy. From snatches of conversation, we learn that this is a former worker, a war hero. But now with the man there was something wrong. Depression and loss of self-belief. Hence, drinking and inactivity.
The funny thing is that now, today, this person most likely would not be considered an outsider. Fortunately, no one gets to the bottom of people out of work. No promises 'deprive Moscow registration' of those who are without work. And among the public figures has become commonplace proud of their intrigues and drunkenness. It is clear that 60 years ago it was different. And it's great that the film brings us echoes of one another paradigm.
We show the society where to obvious outcast all are quite tolerant. Its shortcomings resolutely take, trying as quickly as possible to help a person to overcome them. Here and tense discussions are in progress, and a tactful silence. What is more important - in a society where everyone has their own employment site is simply impossible to get lost and disappear, everyone will find application. Not for nothing in the film so the attention is focused on the massive human rights violations abroad. This opposition and approval of the correctness of the chosen path
Well chosen model incarnation design here is quite clear -. This film is filled with close-ups, portraits. The presence of anti-hero in the film only adds to the contrast - all the other characters of his examples show the need for correction. This is, of course, the disadvantage for the volumetric character gets only one - Yuri Nikulin. He's going through, makes contradictory actions, torn between good and evil. But the other characters is quite linear and monosyllabic - naive girl, romantic youth worker, a rural activist, a good-natured old woman. they are all in place, do their job.
for the year 1962. This film shows that in the USSR a completely different way. There is no 'golden youth', 'sweet life', 'adventure' (remember Antonioni), and 'bright sun' only on the collective farms. In this country, if there is no 'angry young men', no 'lost generation' and 'superfluous people' - these include only temporarily, on a random misunderstanding. The social model is so effective that even in the recesses of the souls of these poor fellows do not need to dig. What there psychoanalysts. I imagine this was contrary to the reality of poetic and filled with love for the spiritual experiences of the child 'Ivan's Childhood'.
However, the word is enough. Summarize. I really liked how the film was shot in Yuri Nikulin. He's so different, so contradictory, so clumsy, awkward, and a sincere, honest. I like the way it worked with the camera, which plans to choose it (mainly the camera was just below). But, many of the characters, and the linearity of the whole outline of the ideological (and it is actually the film is permeated) - just not to my taste
6 out of 10.

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