Ivan’s Childhood

Ivan’s Childhood

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1962 • Soviet Union

The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, IVAN'S CHILDHOOD, is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth. Moving back and forth between the traumatic realities of World War II and serene moments of family life before the conflict began, Tarkovsky's film remains one of the most jarring and unforgettable depictions of the impact of war on children.

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Ivan’s Childhood
  • Ivan’s Childhood

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1962 • Soviet Union

    The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, IVAN'S CHILDHOOD, is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth. Moving back and forth between the traumatic realities of World War II and serene moments of fam...

Extras

  • Life as a Dream

    In this 2007 interview, film scholar and writer Vida T. Johnson (coauthor, with Graham Petrie, of “The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue”) discusses the significance of IVAN’S CHILDHOOD in Tarkovsky’s body of work.

  • Nikolai Burlyaev on IVAN’S CHILDHOOD

    In this 2007 interview, actor Nikolai Burlyaev offers heartfelt memories of playing the title role in IVAN’S CHILDHOOD and working with director Andrei Tarkovsky.

  • Vadim Yusov on IVAN’S CHILDHOOD

    In this 2007 interview, cinematographer Vadim Yusov, a longtime collaborator of Andrei Tarkovsky’s (ANDREI RUBLOV, SOLARIS), reminisces about his work with the director on IVAN’S CHILDHOOD.