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.
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.
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
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
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.