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  1. Ghostman's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    An accomplished short film by the great Tarkovsky. About a child musician who befriends an adult worker in a Soviet city, the film explores their day & how they become associated & disassociated through society's designs for them. It's to Tarkovsky's immense gifts as a filmmaker that he is able to show this conflict with great clarity & attention to detail, showing he was brilliant right from the get go. A must see.

  2. Eriugena82's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    As you would expect from a student film the plot is pretty straightforward. It's simple, but it's actually a very touching and sweet film. Visually, it is certainly suggestive of what was to come, reflections, sunlight and water all feature prominently; while mostly realist, the visuals are suggestive of something more. There is a tension in the film between the spiritual and the mundane.

  3. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    The Dardenne brothers have done it again!

  5. Slow Immersion's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Thematically more interesting than the cheesey stylistic feel.

  6. vizija's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

  7. JanaMat's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Andrej's (film)childhood

  8. MistaRichard's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    A very standard-looking film, considering its author, and the narrative is simple and straightforward; but, of course, Tarkovsky's genius is so inescapable that you can see strokes of it everywhere, anticipating the work to come.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Troisième et dernier court métrage d'étude réalisé par le metteur en scène, qui dénote en rien les fulgurances à venir du cinéaste. Une histoire gentillette, pour une prise de vue correcte et des acteurs aimables et convaincants... www.cinefiches.com

  10. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

  11. Erik F.'s rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

  12. Le temps perdu's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Fascinating look at the Soviet Union.

  13. B o g d a n's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

  14. Diogo CF's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Este sim, padece de muitos dos males que os detratores de Tarkovsky lhe costumam apontar: simbolismo impenetrável, formalismo inconsequente, personagens aborrecidas, história que não ata nem desata, etc. Facilmente se perdoa: é um Tarkovsky embrionário e humildemente ingénuo. 2,5⭐=5/10

  15. Anastasija Mass's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    so leaking > so red balloon > so caught in reflections

  16. Güven Şahinkanat's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    masterpiece.It is questioning being intellectual and being ordinary.There is a huge difference between two world.Chapayev is a political metaphor in this film.Two different characters were giving ech other an appointment for watching this film.But they couldnt succeed.even little boy's paper plane didnt reach.it means artist and consumer can't meet on political grounds.Art is only related to emotions and spirituality

  17. Ryuu Baron's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    A mix of French, Italian and german influences, boring story.

  18. El Biffo's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Tarkovsky's "student film". As in every Tarkovsky film, it has water in it: water raining, flowing and dripping in a pool down the street...

  19. ManüelSilva's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Vivo para filmes tão bons quanto este.

  20. Robert W Peabody III's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    The Steamroller and the Violin (1961) DIR Andrei Tarkovsky Artists are naively moved by the power dynamic of large objects.

  21. nietzschicharonsky's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

  22. Burcu's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Tarkovsky's film school diploma short movie.

  23. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    Una película bella, llena de lirismo y aire nostálgico. El pequeño violinista provoca ternura, junto a su amistad con el trabajador, el amor furtivo con una niña de su clase. Una escena inolvidable es el solo de violín resonando para el trabajador en un cuarto vacío.

  24. R i M.'s rating of the film The Steamroller and the Violin

    one just can't stop smiling during the whole movie :)

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