Ivan’s Childhood

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s prize-winning debut feature is an extraordinarily moving and powerful story of war and revenge. Determined to avenge his family’s death at the hands of the Nazis, 12-year-old Ivan joins a Russian partisan regiment as a scout, where he becomes indispensable for his ability to slip unnoticed through enemy lines. But, as his missions become increasingly dangerous, it is decided that he must be removed from the front line. Ivan resists and convinces his commanding officers to allow him to carry out one last expedition.

BBFC rating
12A
Year
1962
Running time
93 mins
Country
Soviet Union
Format
DCP
Other features
S BW
Director
Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast
Nikolai Burlyayev, Valentin Zubkov, Ye. Zharikov

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August 22nd