Ivans Xtc

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Ivans Xtc
Ivans Xtc Film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bernard Rose
Produced by Lisa Enos
Screenplay by Bernard Rose
Lisa Enos
Based on Leo Tolstoy
by The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Starring Danny Huston
Peter Weller
Music by Matt Schultz
Elmo Weber
Cinematography Ron Forsythe
Bernard Rose
Edited by Bernard Rose
Enos/Rose Productions
Distributed by Artistic License Films
Metro-Tartan Distribution
Release date
  • September 12, 2000 (2000-09-12) (TIFF)
  • July 7, 2002 (2002-07-07) (New York/Los Angeles)
  • July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19) (United Kingdom)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $136,000[1]
Box office $47,027[2]

Ivans Xtc (sometimes stylized as ivansxtc) is 2000 British–American independent drama film co-written and directed by Bernard Rose and stars Danny Huston and Peter Weller. It is based on Leo Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich and is Rose's second adaptation of a work by Tolstoy, after the 1997 adaptation of Anna Karenina. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2000. It was released in the United States (New York and Los Angeles) on July 7, 2002 and on July 19, 2002 in the United Kingdom.



The film was shot in 1999 in Los Angeles, using a skeleton crew and a Sony HDW-700A digital camera, shooting on the recently introduced HD video format.[1][3]


Box office[edit]

On its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, the film was ranked at #71, behind The Salton Sea, The Singles Ward and Beauty and the Beast.[4]

Critical response[edit]

Ivans Xtc received mostly positive reviews. On film aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 75% rating, with an average score of 6.8/10, sampled from reviews from 28 critics.[5] It scored a 67/100 (citing "generally favorable reviews") on Metacritic, based on reviews from 14 critics.[6]


Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
British Independent Film Awards Best Foreign Independent Film – English Language Nominated
Independent Film Festival of Boston Narrative Bernard Rose Won
Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Bernard Rose Nominated
Best Supporting Male Peter Weller Nominated
Best Male Lead Danny Huston Nominated
Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award Bernard Rose and Lisa Enos Nominated


  1. ^ a b Tonguette, Peter. "ivansxtc. and the Future of Digital Filmmaking: An Interview With Bernard Rose". The Film Journal. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ivans XTC". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ivans xtc". Artistic License Films. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "June 7–9, 2002, Weekend". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ivans XTC. (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ivansxtc". Metacritic. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 

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