IVAN GROZNY, PART 1
Directed by : Sergueï EISENSTEIN
Year of production : 1944 Country : RUSSIA Length : 100 minutes
The film spans more than 20 years of Ivan the Terrible’s reign (1547-1567), and consists of a number of different episodes that narrate the key events in both his life and the infancy of the Russian state. The first part starts with the inauguration of Ivan IV, followed by his marriage to Anastasia, the conquest of Kazan, Ivan's death, and death of tsaristza Anastasia. She was poisoned by the boyars.