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3.9
/10
18 Ratings

The Blue Bird

Directed by George Cukor
United States, Soviet Union, 1976
Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

Synopsis

Music, dance and fable intertwine in the Maeterlinck classic, in the first ever Soviet-American co-production, shot in the Lenfilm studios. Two woodcutter’s children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by a fairy on a quest to find the Blue Bird of Happiness.

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The Blue Bird Directed by George Cukor

Critics reviews

To the amazement of anyone who knows their film history, The Blue Bird is a delight. Less a conventional musical than a balletic fantasy in the style of late Michael Powell – Tales of Hoffman (1951), Oh… Rosalinda!! (1955) and Honeymoon (1959) all spring to mind – it stands poised precariously but irresistibly en pointe, in that limbo between High Camp and High Art.
January 07, 2017
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