Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo Detstvo)
- 95 min
- Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
- Written by: Vladimir Bogomolov, Mikhail Papava
- Cast: Nikolai Burlyayev, Valentin Zubkov, Yevgeni Zharikov, Stepan Krylov, Nikolai Grinko, Irma Raush
- Language: Russian
Gleaming new print of Tarkovsky's debut feature, now looking more impressive than ever. The narrative revolves around a teenage WW2 spy, travelling through the country behind enemy lines. Characteristically breathtaking imagery and an aching sense of spirituality springs naturally from this simple drama of childhood. It is all a far cry from the grandiose and metaphysical reach of this great filmmaker's later work. Essential viewing.
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