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The Steamroller and the Violin (Katok i skripka)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:August 19, 1962
Running time:45 minutes
Cast:Igor Fomchenko, Vladimir Zamansky, Marina Adzhubei, Yuri Brusser, Vyacheslav Borisov
Director:Andrei Tarkovsky
Producer:A. Karetin
Writer:S. Bakhmetyeva, Andrei Konchalovsky
Distributor:Artkino Pictures

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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