IU CINEMA: Ivan the Terrible (parts I & II)

  • November 10, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 4:00 PM to 7:03 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Curated by IU President Michael A. McRobbie.

President’s Choice: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Free, but ticketed

There will be an intermission between Parts I & II.

Ivan the Terrible, Part I
Not rated | 1944 | 35mm | 1 hr 35 min
Drama
Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein

Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled 16th-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, Ivan the Terrible charts the rise to power and descent into terror of this veritable dictator. In Russian with English subtitles.

Ivan the Terrible, Part II
Not rated | 1958 | 35mm | 1 hr 28 min
Drama
Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein

Though pleased with the first installment, Stalin detested the portrait in the second film—with its summary executions and secret police—and promptly banned it. With a score by composer Sergei Prokofiev, film critic J. Hoberman stated, “the two-part Ivan the Terrible is a spectacle unlike any other.” In Russian with English subtitles.

IU CINEMA: Ivan the Terrible (parts I & II)