Ivan's Childhood

Ivan's Childhood ★★★★

камнем лежать или гореть звëздой? х

like a tarot card in reverse, every aspect that is considered lucky elsewhere is twisted beyond recognition here: a child dreams of a singing cuckoo bird and a fallen star in the well, both russian superstitions and omens of imminent death. masha, the personification of a nation, is held and kissed by a uniformed man to the sound of gunshots. the sudden ending of the film itself cuts the most beautiful scene short. i want to be at that venice party!

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