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3,337 Ratings

Ivan's Childhood

Ivanovo detstvo

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Soviet Union, 1962
Drama, War

Synopsis

Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Tarkovsky’s debut feature, is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-torn youth. Shifting between the traumatic realities of WWII and serene moments of family life, the film is a jarring, unforgettable depiction of the impact of war on children.

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Ivan's Childhood Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1962 | Winner: Golden Lion

San Francisco International Film Festival

1962 | Winner: Best Director

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