Igor and the Crane's Journey (2012)

  • Narrative
  • 1h 30m

Looking a bit like Joselito the Spanish child superstar of a generation ago, Itai Shcherback as Igor emits much believability and carries the film. The movie compares a move to Israel, which is more about the travails of adjustment, to the migration of cranes, which is more about the dangers along the way, but the comparison is well drawn, as is the comparison between the cranes’ family unit (they mate for life) and the humans’ family unit (a little more complicated).

A beautiful story about a boy who persistence and heart finds strength and his voice by connecting to a crane called Karl.

Directed by Evgeny Ruman

Language(s)

Russian, Hebrew