Flying Horses

One of the most impressive images of fantasy world is, definitely, a horse moving across the sky. This noble animal is truly elevated, when it can fly. A mythological character, Pegasus, has had the numerous offspring around the world throughout the ages of storytelling. No wonder that filmmakers have widely used such a lofty image. Let us review several examples of flying horses in Soviet movies.

Color photo-play The Humpbacked Horse (“Конёк-Горбунок”, directed by Alexander Rowe, produced by Soyuzdetfilm Studios, 1941) has had a scene, where its protagonist flies away on horseback escaping the wolves chasing him. A Moldova fairy tale Andriesh  (“Андриеш”, directed by Sergei Parajanov, produced by Kyiv Film Studios, 1954) has had a shepherd boy, who rides a flying horse. Magical adventures How Ivanushka the Fool Traveled in Search of Wonder (“Как Иванушка-дурачок за чудом ходил”, directed by Nadezhda Kosheverova, produced by Lenfilm Studios, 1977) have had a simpleton, who occasionally travels on horseback across the sky.

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