The Twelve Months (Двенадцать месяцев, 1956) by Mihail Botov and Ivan Ivanov-Vano

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The Twelve Months
The 12 Brother-Months
Двенадцать месяцев
Dvenadtsat mesyatsev (ru)
Дванайсетте месеца (bg)
Los hermanos 12 mese (es)
12 kuud (et)
Les douze mois (fr)
Dvanaest meseci (sr)

Year 1956
Director(s) Botov Mihail
Ivanov-Vano Ivan
Studio(s) Soyuzmultfilm
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Christmas/New Year
Folklore & myth (Rus./East Slavic)
Literature (Rus./East Slavic)
Animation Type(s)  Drawn (cel)
Length 00:56:06
Wordiness 13.84 profile Ru, En
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About a malicious stepmother, a lazy daughter and a diligent stepdaughter. They are rewarded by twelve brothers-months for their merits or lack thereof. Adapted from Samuil Marshak's play-fairy tale.




I spent some time fixing up the subtitles on this one. Still lots of room for improvement, but they should be basically accurate now.

It's a nice enough film, though not personally my favourite of either its era or of Ivanov-Vano's filmography. I feel there's a lack of real conflict, and the resolution seems to come too easy.


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