Ivan's Childhood

Starring: Nikolai Burlyayev Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Ivan's Childhood
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Criterion
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Russian
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette

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Entertainment Reviews:

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..."

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Children | Injustice | Recommended | Theatrical Release | War | World War II

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • Sales Rank: 95,739
  • UPC: 715515024822
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