Poster for "Veliky Perelom" (The Great Turning Point), Soviet director Friedrich Ermler's famous 1945 movie that won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946.
24 ¾" x 33", printed on wartime paper similar to newsprint by the PR office of the famous LenFilm Studios in Leningrad. Two determined Soviet generals study a battle map. In case the prospective viewer is confused, the inscription across the top informs him that this is a "Feature Film"! Credits at the bottom mention that the director, Friedrich Ermler, had won a Stalin Prize and that the cinematographer held the title of "Honored Artist of the Belorussian S.S.R.".
Excellent condition, particularly considering that it was originally produced to be pasted on a wall for a week or two and then covered over by a newer poster advertising the next movie. Archival acid free tape has been applied to several places on the rear to stabilize its condition. There are two light folds, only one of which has slightly affected the image - the tiny amount of pigment loss could be easily corrected when the poster was linen mounted.
A perfect item for the walls of a WW 2 specialist who is also a fan of Russian movies. And, as of this writing, "The Great Turning Point" is available from NetFlix!
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