Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 1962 Language: Russian
Starring: Nikolay Burlyaev, Nikolay Grinko, Valentin Zubkov, Valentina Malyavina, Yevgeni Zharikov
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.