Ivan the Terrible (Ivan Grozny), Part 2

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Ivan the Terrible (Ivan Grozny), Part 2

  • 1946 ----- b & w ----- 83 min ----- 16mm
  • (Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, music by Sergei Prokofiev; with Nikolai Cherkassov) Ivan returns to Moscow to regain his power opposing the plottings of the boyars lead by Yefrosinya. Learning of his Aunt's plot to murder him, Ivan devises a charming scheme which results in her accidentally slaying her own idiot son. The banquet and cathedral scenes were filmed in color and remain the only color sequences of Eisenstein's career. Shortly after he began work on Part Three of his epic masterpiece, Eisenstein died leaving his last film incomplete. (Partly in color) (In Russian with English subtitles)
  • Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Motion Pictures: Features, Slavic Languages and Literature)