Kino Klassika Foundation in partnership with the Institut Français are proud to present a monthly film season spotlighting the best of classic Soviet cinema
Tale of Tales consists of ephemeral, seemingly abstract, sequences which ruminate on war and mimic the working of human memory. Norstein’s naive and whimsical characterisations individualise and add a potency to social sorrow. The half hour animation is not focused on scenes of conflict, but on the changes wrought on domestic life. Particular emphasis is placed on the enormous losses the Soviet Union suffered, and the collective trauma of consciousness. This unique meditation on war and memory is widely regarded as the best animation of all time.
English subtitles are embedded in the video. This film will screen from 19.05 to 26.05