- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 24, 2007
- Originally Released: 1962
- Label: Criterion
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - Russian
- Subtitles - English - Optional
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Sight and Sound - 11/01/2002
"...Brilliant....What's striking is the way Tarkovsky combines the lyricism of MIRROR with a straightforward account of the nightmarish experiences of Soviet soldiers on the German front..."
This first feature film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky established him as a leader in Russian cinema. The poetic film follows the poignant tale of Ivan, a 12-year-old boy who becomes consumed with vengeance after his family is killed by Germans during World War II.
Theatrical Release |
World War II
- The film won 3 Golden Lion awards at the 1962 Venice Film Festival: Best Actor, Best Picture and Best Director.
- "My Name Is Ivan" was director Andrei Tarkovsky's first feature film.
- "The New York Times" and "Variety" listed the American distributor as "Sig Shore."
- At least two different versions of the film exist. One is 84 minutes long, the other is 97.
- Film was part of a cultural exchange program between the US and the USSR.