Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
The Steamroller and the Violin
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1961 • Soviet Union
When Sasha, a seven-year-old violin protégé, meets Sergei, a steamroller working in his neighborhood, he starts to open up from his strictly imposed routine of practice. Made as a thesis film for the VGIK Soviet film school, this early work by Andrei Tarkovsky captures the sadness and joy of childhood with the keen perception and visual imagination of a master in the making.
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