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Ivan (1932) Alexander Dovzhenko; Pyotr Masokha, Stepan Shagaida
Ivan (1932) Alexander Dovzhenko; Pyotr Masokha, Stepan Shagaida


 
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This is a region-free DVD-R without case or artwork.

In Ukrainian with English subtitles.


Ivan is about a massive construction project on the Dnipro River in Ukraine. A brilliant and erratic film, anticipating the most radical endeavors of left-wing moviemakers of the late ’60s, Ivan is  perhaps the most ambivalent of Dovzhenko’s works. Its "unheroic hero" (Dovzhenko’s words), the zealous transplanted farmer Ivan, is balanced by the Falstaffian shirker Stepan, whose misadventures with loudspeakers and with an unseen paymaster introduce crazy comedy into the film’s already volatile mix of river lyricism, political speeches, panegyrics for industry, and pregnant or enigmatic encounters among mismatched members of the proletariat.

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Ivan March 29, 2015
Reviewer: Scott Perna from San Francisco, CA United States  
An excellent print of a very hard-to-find film.

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