VIOLIN AND ROLLER (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1960)

Called here Violin and Roller or The Steamroller and the Violin, Katok i skripka is an early film by Andrei Tarkovsky, to whose script (from a story by S. Bakhmetyeva) Andrei Konchalovsky contributed. This film school graduation project is primarily about the friendship that develops between Sergei, a young steamroller operator, and 7-year-old Sasha, whose […]

THE STREET (Karl Grune, 1923)

A middle-class man, in a rut at home, dreams of the excitement of “the street.” One evening, foregoing dinner, he leaves wife and apartment to pursue his dream but is lured into misadventure by a prostitute. He is arrested for a murder in her apartment he did not commit. As he is about to hang […]