Ivan's Childhood

Genre: War
Duration: 95 mins
Format: 35mm
Director : Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast: Nikolai Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Yevgenii Zharikov
Awards: Golden Lion for Best Film (Venice Film Festival 1962) Golden Gate for Best Film (San Franscisco International Film Festival 1962)
Censorship Rating: (M) Mature Audiences (Moderate Themes & Violence)

Andrei Tarkovsky's debut film, Ivan's Childhood, is an evocative journey shown through the shards of one boy's war-torn youth. Throughout the film, scenes alternating between the traumatic experiences of WWII and the peaceful moments of family life show how 12 year-old Ivan adjusts to a difficult life. To this day, Tarkovsky’s film remains as one of the most unforgettable and harrowing depictions of the impact of cruelty and war upon children.

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