"Ivan the Terrible, Part I"
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
timeless riches of motion picture art." The Washington Post. Set
against a 16th century backdrop, the fantastically rich decor and huge
close-ups combine with Prokofiev's choral music to make this film one of the great
achievements of Russian cinema. In part one, Ivan Grozny, Archduke of Moscow proclaims
himself Ivan IV, Czar of all Russia, but faces treachery within his own family as his aunt
plots to replace him with her simpleton son. Russian with English subtitles.