About The Film

ivans xtc. is an independent film directed by Bernard Rose shot on digital camera about the last day in the life of LA agent Ivan Beckman, played by Danny Huston. It is based on Leo Tolstoy’s novella “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”. The film also stars Peter Weller as Beckman’s megastar client Don West. It is Rose’s second adaptation of a work by Leo Tolstoy, after his 1997 adaptation of Anna Karenina.


Danny Huston, Peter Weller, Sarah Danielle Madison, Caroleen Feeney, James Merendino, Adam Krentzman, Lisa Enos


Directed by Bernard Rose
Produced by Lisa Enos
Screenplay by Bernard Rose and Lisa Enos
Based on Leo Tolstoy’s novella “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”
Cinematography by Bernard Rose, Ron Forsythe
Editing by Bernard Rose
Music by Bernard Rose, Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach and various artists
Production Company: Enos/Rose Productions
Distributed by Artistic License Films
Running Time: 93 minutes
Release Date: September 12, 2000
Country: USA


Best Film – Boston Independent Film Festival


Best Actor (Danny Huston) – Film Independent Spirit Awards
Best Supporting Actor (PeterWeller) – Film Independent Spirit Awards
Best Director – Film Independent Spirit Awards
Bernard Rose – Writer/Director – John Cassavetes Award – Film Independent Spirit Awards

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