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Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka: The Night Before Christmas (1961)

The last Russian fairy tale film we’ll be visiting this year is one of the better (but stranger) films of Aleksandr Rou, the prolific director most closely associated with the genre. Rou’s central achievement in his career was visualizing the … Continue reading

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Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes (1968)

By 1968, Russian director Aleksandr Rou (Vassilisa the Beautiful) had permanently associated his name with cinematic fairy tales aimed at children. To Western audiences he is best known for his film Jack Frost (Father Frost, 1964) because of its inclusion … Continue reading

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