Scarlet Sails

Scarlet Sails

Movie Review

To plunge into the fairy tale of adolescence, to dream irresistibly, to fall in love and to believe in the impossible, Alexander Green will help your child with his story about reality on the verge of fantasy, “Scarlet Sails”. This fairy tale story gave the world a lot of timeless images and very touching moments. The story, written in 1916-1922, immerses us in the story of young Assol, who since early childhood has been waiting and believing in the fulfillment of her lofty dream – she is waiting for a sailor who will take her on a ship with scarlet sails. The story has been staged in many theaters, and in 1961 Alexander Ptushko, following the example of his predecessors, filmed a screen version of the same name, starring Anastasia Vertinskaya and Vasily Lanov. The film, of course, is intended for both children and adults, because the picture is still relevant today. It teaches us to believe in our dreams even when everyone else laughs at them, to see a miracle in what others do not see and to enjoy every day that fate gives us.


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Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Vasiliy Lanovoy, Yelena Cheremshanova

Movie Info

Director – Aleksandr Ptushko
Writers – Alexander Grin (novel “Alye parusa”) Aleksei Nagornyj Aleksandr Yurovsky
Genres – Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release date – June 7, 1961 (Soviet Union)
Country of origin – Soviet Union
Language – Russian
Also known as – Crvena jedra
Filming locations – Caucasus Mountains, Georgia
Production company – Mosfilm
Runtime – 1h 28min
Sound mix – Mono
Aspect ratio – 2.35 : 1


IMDb – 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes – 75%
Russian Film Hub – 8.3/10

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