Ivan The Terrible, Part One

Admission: $1.50

“Although made in the distant Alma-Ata studios under difficult technical conditions, Eisenstein's last film is a fitting summing up of his artistic theories as well as a splendid visual and aural experience. This part follows Ivan from his coronation to the victory against the Mongols at Kazan, the murder of his wife and his voluntary exile to Alexandrov to await his people's summons. Formalised and hieratic, it looks like a fresco come to life, a symphony of glittering costumes and furtive intrigues.”

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