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Wings (1966)

Krylya (original title)
| Drama | 1996 (USA)
A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the ... See full summary »

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Larisa Shepitko
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Credited cast:
Mayya Bulgakova ... Nadezhda Petrukhina
Sergey Nikonenko ... Sergei Bystryakov
Zhanna Bolotova ... Tanya
Panteleymon Krymov ... Pavel Gavrilovich (as Pantelejmon Krymov)
Leonid Dyachkov ... Mitya Grachov
Vladimir Gorelov Vladimir Gorelov ... Igor
Yuriy Medvedev ... Boris Grigoryevich
Nikolay Grabbe ... Kostya Shuvalov
Zhanna Aleksandrova Zhanna Aleksandrova ... Zinka
Rimma Markova ... Shura (as Rimma Nikitina-Markova)
Arkadi Trusov ... Morozov
Olga Gobzeva ... Zhurnalistka
Boris Yurchenko ... Sinitsin
Evgeniy Evstigneev ... Misha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Burmistrov Vladimir Burmistrov ... Souchenik (as V. Burmistrov)
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A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the military ideas of service and obedience that she cannot adjust to life in peacetime. Written by International Film Circuit <ifcplanet@aol.com>

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Beautiful post war film
2 March 2021 | by MarcoParzivalRochaSee all my reviews

A schoolmistress, former glory of the USSR air force, reflects on her life.

Within the post-war cinema (1960s), it's one of the best Russian films I have ever seen.

By Larisa Shepitko, one of the best female directors of all time, 'Wings' is the portrait of a woman who, even with a stable and successful life, feels an enormous nostalgia, when remembering the days on the front line to defend her nation.

The pace, slow and calm, is perfect for the effect that Shepitko intended to do.

The love for the country overrides the personal romance, and family and social relationships are questioned, when the desire to return to the former glory days consumes insanely the little that she still has inside her.

It's also a pertinent approach to feminism, and the role of women in the Soviet hierarchy.

The cinematography is very good, with a fabulous composition.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asas See more »

Filming Locations:

Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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