IVAN GROZNY, PART 2
Directed by : Sergueï EISENSTEIN
Year of production : 1945 Country : RUSSIA Length : 86 minutes
The film commences with Ivan Vassilevich returning from Alexandrov Sloboda, the boyars, together with the King of Poland Sigizmund when Prince Kurbsky, Ivan’s confident, defects to the Poles. The scenes of slaughter of the boyars and the insubordinate metropolit Philip Kolychev alternate with Ivan’s the Terrible reminiscencing on his childhood. The czar is surrounded by his party members and with the help of Malyuta Scuratov, takes revenge on Efrosinya Staritskaya, a boyar, by killing her son Vladimir who made a claim to the throne.