Watch The Steamroller and the Violin
- 46 min
The Steamroller and the Violin is a 1960 Andrei Tarkovsky film. Tarkovsky is one of the most important filmmakers of the Soviet era. An interesting bit of film trivia is that it was Tarkovsky’s diploma film at the State Institute of Cinematography. The story is about the friendship between a small boy named Sasha and the operator of a steamroller named Sergey. Sasha lives with his mother, and he is learning to play the violin. He is bullied everyday by a group of boys on his way to music school. Sergey intervenes and protects him. The two become friends. Sasha rides around in the steamroller and plays his violin for Sergey.