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Skazka skazok (1979)

Distant, well-worn memories of childhood are inhabited by a little gray wolf. Through astonishing imagery, the memory of all of Russia is depicted.

Director:

Yuri Norstein (as Yu. Norstein)

Writers:

Lyudmila Petrushevskaya (as L. Petrushevskaya), Yuri Norstein (as Yu. Norstein)
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Aleksandr Kalyagin ... Little Grey Wolf (voice)
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A reflection of Russian history and memory. Norstein creates a visual emotional response to a changing Russia, followed in the eyes of the Little Grey Wolf spying on various people's lives, and giving an insight on Russian culture in the 20th Century. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1979 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Tale of Tales See more »

Filming Locations:

Former USSR

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Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the film, and partial inspiration, came from a poem by Nazim Hikmet. The original title "The Little Grey Wolf Will Come" was rejected by censors. See more »

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Featured in Magia Russica (2004) See more »

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Prelude #8 from The Well Tempered Clavier
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
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One of the most beautiful animated films of all time.
27 November 2000 | by will-162See all my reviews

Using a mix of puppet, cutout, and cell animation, Yuri Norstein made in Tale of Tales a heartbreaking, tenderly poetic meditation on Russian history as well as one of the most stunningly beautiful animated films ever. Very hard to get, but don't miss a chance to see this film.


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