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Ivan’s Childhood

Andrei Tarkovsky

 
Ivan’s Childhood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Soviet Union
  • 1962
  • 95 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Russian
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  • Spine #397

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.

Cast

IvanNikolai Burlyaev
Captain Kholin Valentin Zubkov
Lieutenant Galtsev E. Zharikov
Corporal Katasonych S. Krylov
GryaznovNikolai Grinko
MashaV. Malyavina
Ivan's motherIrina Tarkovskaya
Old manD. Miliutenko
Soldier with glassesAndrei Konchalovsky

Credits

DirectorAndrei Tarkovsky
Written byVladimir Bogomolov and Mikhail Papava
Based on the novella Ivan byVladimir Bogomolov
Director of photographyVadim Yusov
Assistant directorG. Natanson
Edited byL. Feiginova
Production designYevgeny Chernyaev
MusicVyacheslav Ovchinnikov
Special effectsV. Sevostyanov and S. Mukhin
Sound recordistE. Zelentsova
Military adviserG. Goncharov

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Interview with film scholar Vida T. Johnson, coauthor of The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue
  • New interviews with cinematographer Vadim Yusov and actor Nikolai Burlyaev
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Dina Iordanova; “Between Two Films,” an essay by Tarkovsky on Ivan’s Childhood; and “Ivan’s Willow,” a poem by the director’s father, Arseny Tarkovsky

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

Ivan’s Childhood: Dream Come True

By Dina IordanovaJanuary 22, 2013

Andrei Tarkovsky’s objective in Ivan’s Childhood (1962) was, in his own words, “to establish . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Ivan’s Childhood: Dream Come True

By Dina IordanovaJanuary 22, 2013

Andrei Tarkovsky’s objective in Ivan’s Childhood (1962) was, in his own words, “to establish . . . Read more »


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