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3.5
25 Ratings

Ivan

Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Soviet Union, 1932
Drama

Synopsis

After the critical lambasting of his masterpiece Earth, Dovzhenko returned with a more popular iteration of its main motifs. Much like Earth, Ivan concerns itself with the natural rhythms of country life, disrupted by the beat of looming industrialisation.

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Ivan Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Ivan

    How talented so many of these Soviet directors were! And what drivel they wasted it on! Who loves cement and smokestacks more than Americans? The Soviets. But seeing beauty in cement and smokestacks is something only mentally sick people do. A unintentional critique of the imbecility of collectives, five year plans, the society. And kids, if your pop's a "shirker," publicly denounce him. A morally ugly film.