Andrei TARKOVSKY
Андрей ТАРКОВСКИЙ
Andreï TARKOVSKI
USSR, 1960, 46mn 
Colour, fiction
Katok i skripka
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Каток и скрипка

 

 Steamroller and the Violin

 Le Rouleau compresseur et le violon

 
Directed by : Andrei TARKOVSKY (Андрей ТАРКОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ), Andrei TARKOVSKY (Андрей ТАРКОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Marina ADZHUBE (Марина АДЖУБЕЙ)
Natalia ARKHANGELSKAIA (Наталья АРХАНГЕЛЬСКАЯ)
Igor FOMSHENKO (Игорь ФОМШЕНКО)
Antonina MAKSIMOVA (Антонина МАКСИМОВА)
Lyudmila SEMENOVA (Людмила СЕМЕНОВА)
Vladimir ZAMANSKY (Владимир ЗАМАНСКИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Vadim YUSOV (Вадим ЮСОВ)
Music : Vyacheslav OVCHINNIKOV (Вячеслав ОВЧИННИКОВ)
Sound : Vladimir KRACHKOVSKY (Владимир КРАЧКОВСКИЙ)
Companies : Mosfilm
Release Date in Russia : 31/12/1961
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Potemkine. 2011

Plot synopsis
Katok i Skripka (The Steamroller and the Violin) was the last short Andrei Tarkovsky directed before moving on to his first feature. The film tells a very simply story of friendship between an artistic, sensitive seven-year-old violinist named Sasha and a physical, blue-collar steamroller operator. They befriend each other after Sasha is threatened by some ruffians, spend the day together, and alter each other's perceptions of life.
Perry Seibert, www.allmovie.com
 

commentaries
Les courts métrages d’Andreï Tarkovski, Julien MORVAN, perestroikino.wordpress.com, 2020
Le Rouleau compresseur et le violon de Andreï Tarkovski, Jean Gavril SLUKA, dvdclassik.com, 2012
Le Rouleau compresseur et le violon de Andreï Tarkovski, Ciné-club de Caen,
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Andrey Tarkovsky retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2017
- La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2017
- Cinémathèque de Toulouse : Tarkovski et autres poètes du cinéma soviétique, Toulouse (France), 2014
- Rétrospective Andreï Tarkovski à la Filmothèque du Quartier Latin, Paris (France), 2013
- Debut National Film Festival "Dvijenie", Omsk (Russia), 2013
- Institut Lumière : Hommage au Cinéma russe - Andreï Tarkovski, Lyon (France), 2012
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2011
- Retrospective Andrey Tarkovsky : l’immagine dell’assoluto, Milan (Italy), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2005
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2005