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In Andrei Rublev, aside from their practical use as transport, they are a symbol of natural ease, of life without the struggles of ego and intellect (one recalls the horse enjoying a roll near the river bank early on in the film and also the horses eating the apples on the beach in Ivan’s Childhood). It is this naturalness that the characters in Solaris have lost, exemplified by Berton’s son being terrified by the stabled horse. In Nostalgia, they help unite the concept of Nature with the idea of home and a place of belonging (the horse being seen more than once near the dacha).
70 Perhaps Leave’s most important function was to serve in just this capacity, that of an invaluable learning tool. Moreover, the film, dealing as it does with the Great Patriotic War (or at least an aspect of its aftermath), would serve as an unwitting dry run for Ivan’s Childhood. The Steamroller and the Violin (1960) Alternate Title(s): The Skating Rink and the Violin Russian Title: Katok I Skripka Production Company: Mosfilm (Children’s Film Unit) Production Supervisor: A Karetin Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Screenplay: Andrei Tarkovsky & Andrei MikhalkovKonchalovsky, S Bakhmetyeva (story) Director of Photography: Vadim Yusov Assistant Director: O Gerts 55 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 56 S E A N M A RT I N Editor: Lyubov Butuzova Music: Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov Musical Direction: Emil Kachaturian Art Director: Savet Agoyan Costume: A Martinson Make-Up: Anna Makasheva Special Effects: B Pluzhnikov, Albert Rudachenko, V Sevostyanov Sound: Vladimir Krachkovsky Cast: Igor Fomchenko (Sasha),Vladimir Zamansky (Sergei), Natalya Arkhangelskaya (Girl), Marina Adzhubei (Mother), Yura Brusev, Slava Borisev, Sasha Vitoslavsky, Sasha Ilin, Kolya Kozarev, Zhenya Klyachkovsky, Igor Kolovikov, Zhenya Fedochenko, Tanya Prokhorova, Antonina Maximova, Ludmila Semyonova, G Zhdanova, M Figner Running Time: 46 mins First Screening: Moscow, 1960 First Screening in West: New York Student Film Festival, 1961 Release in West: 2002 (DVD release) Awards: Best Film, New York Student Film Festival 1961 Storyline Sasha leaves the flat he shares with his mother to attend his violin lesson.
He worked throughout the following month on fine-tuning and, on 3 March, the film was approved. Despite the fact that Bogomolov was still protesting about the dream sequences and what he felt were inconsistencies in the handling of military detail, Tarkovsky received praise for bringing the film in 24,000 Roubles under budget, and the film became something of a talking point at a seminar called ‘The Language of Cinema’, held at the Filmmakers’ Union later that month. The film was first shown in the West at the Venice Film Festival in September 1962, where it caused a sensation and won the festival’s top honour, the Golden Lion (shared with Valerio Zurlini’s Family Diary).