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Seasons (1969)

Vremena goda (original title)
In the animated film with the remarkable music of Petr Tchaikovsky, there is a story about a young couple in love and their experiences at each time of the year. Blooming in spring, they ... See full summary »

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In the animated film with the remarkable music of Petr Tchaikovsky, there is a story about a young couple in love and their experiences at each time of the year. Blooming in spring, they are waiting for a meeting with each other, and a hot summer brings them joy at each moment being together. In autumn comes the time of separation, and in winter the long-awaited reunion. Each of these intervals shows the inner psychology of the characters, their different relationships. Simultaneously, through the actions of the heroes, the folk motives of Russian traditional seasonal entertainment and celebrations and the incomparable beauty of Russian nature are transmitted. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Director Ivan Petrovich Ivanov-Vano was awarded State Prize of the RSFSR named after the Vasilyev brothers (1970). See more »

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Beautiful
13 June 2011 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

"Seasons" is one of the most beautiful and captivating animated shorts ever made. In only 9 minutes, Ivan Ivanov Vano and Yuriy Norshteyn (Director of great animated short films like "Hedgehog in the Fog" and "Tale of Tales") are able to shows us one of the most enchanting and wonderful worlds ever seen in the world of cinema.

Just like "Fantasia", here Ivanov-Vano and Norshteyn are able to turn classic music into animation. And the result is flawless, having a dream-like beauty without comparison. Every single frame of this short is a work of art, having the same level of perfection of Tchaikovsky's music used here. But personally, I don't think that somebody have to like classic music in order to see the greatness of this little masterpiece.

I highly recommend "Seasons" to anyone.

10/10 (I would give it 11 stars if I could)


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