Ivan’s Childhood12A

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky | Soviet Union | 1962 | 1h 35m | Russian w/ English subtitles | Starring Nikolai Burlyayev, Nikolai Grinko, Valentin Zubkov

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.

Reviews

‘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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