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|Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors|
Actors: Olga Yukina, Tatyana Yukina, Tatyana Barysheva, Anatoli Kubatsky, Andrei Fajt
Director: Aleksandr Rou
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Little Olya never listened to her grandmother's advice, but one day an old magic mirror allows Olya to meet her own reflection, a girl named Yalo. Together they enter a kingdom of crooked mirrors, where normal mirrors are ... more »
A great kids film from an unlikely source...Soviet Russia!
Michael Tullberg | Los Angeles, CA USA | 10/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't have this DVD, but I did have the pleasure of viewing this film from Moscow's Gorky Studios several times a few years back, and I can safely say that this is a wonderfully enchanting and imaginative movie. Part action-adventure and part musical, "Kingdom Of The Crooked Mirrors" is a movie that young children will adore...the production value for the time (1963) is remarkably high, almost "Wizard Of Oz" quality. This could a great film for someone like Disney to re-make--I think it would work well in live-action or animated form. The characters are well drawn-out and often very funny, and the plotline is clever and imaginative. One might not normally expect a movie such as this to emerge from the repressive conditions of old Soviet Russia, but here it is, and the children who've seen it are all the better for it. Thank you, Alexandr Rou, for giving us this hidden gem!"
Good quality DVD
M. Harrington | Walla Walla, WA USA | 04/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sound and picture on this DVD is great. I was pleasantly surprised. If you are interested in a good family style fantasy video you can not go wrong with this DVD. The subtitles work great if you do not speak Russian."