Determined to avenge his family’s death at the hands of the Nazis, 12-year-old Ivan joins a Russian partisan regiment as a spy on the eastern front. Andrei Tarkovsky’s Venice Golden Lion-winning debut feature is an eerie journey through the shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth and one of the most unforgettable depictions of the impact of war on children.
‘Tarkovsky pays full attention to the squalor and pity of war but never loses his sense of poetry.’
Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
‘Audacious, coldly lucid postwar Russian classic…Unmissable’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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We showed Ivan’s Childhood between January 9, 2022 and January 12, 2022.
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Taxi Driver 181h 54m
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The Quiet Girl 12A1h 35m | Irish Gaelic w/ English subtitles
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