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The Stone Flower (1946)

Kamennyy tsvetok (original title)

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(as P. Bazhov), (as I. Keller)
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Vladimir Druzhnikov ...
Danilo - master (as V. Druzhnikov)
Yekaterina Derevshchikova ...
Katya (as Y. Derevshchikova)
Tamara Makarova ...
Khozyayka Medhoy Gori
Mikhail Troyanovsky ...
Prokopych (as M. Troyanovsky)
Aleksandr Kleberer ...
Dedushka slyshko
Mikhail Yanshin ...
Severyan (as M. Yanshin)
Nikolay Temyakov ...
Barin (as N. Temyakov)
Anna Petukhova ...
Barina (as A. Petukhova)
Nikolai Orlov ...
Stary master (as N. Orlov)
L. Deikun ...
Vikhorika
Serafim Zaytsev ...
Yefimka (as S. Zaytsev)
V. Kravchenko ...
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Magical Russian folk tale
9 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw The Stone Flower as somebody who really liked some of Aleksandr Ptusko's other films like Ruslan and Ludmilla, Sampo and Sadko(which is only to be seen in the original Russian version, the dub ruins it), and is having a great run of Russian fairy/folk-tale films. It was also highly recommended by commentators for those respective films, regarding it as one of his best/one of their favourites of his. I am happy that there are people who remember The Stone Flower very fondly, I am one of those newly-acquainted with it from Youtube rather than those who saw it in childhood. I am also glad that I saw it, as it really is as good as people say it is, and for me it is one of Ptushko's best. It is a gorgeous film to look at, the scenery is enough to take your breath away and the film is beautifully shot as well. It is very easy to be taken by the music score as well, because it does have a sense of fantasy and adventure, it sounds very Russian in its songs and its nationalistic feel, it is lusciously orchestrated and sometimes even sounds like a tender tone poem. The dialogue is well-incorporated within the story and sounds generally natural and sincerely delivered. The story is a magical one, it unfolds beautifully and packs a very powerful punch. It does move slowly particularly in the middle, but that is not a bad thing, if anything it gave the story a sense of freedom, time to breathe and allowed us to become invested in the characters and story and also admire the Russian culture. The characters all engage, especially the wicked Copper witch, they are fairy-tale clichés certainly but that is not to be taken as a bad thing. The acting is good, the hero is noble and sincere and the Copper Witch is both entrancing and icy. I personally didn't see the ending as that much of a cheat, there have been far worse ending cheats around. Though I do think also that The Stone Flower perhaps could've been even more powerful if ended tragically. All in all, magical. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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