Andrei Tarkovsky’s Venice Golden Lion winning debut feature is an extraordinarily moving and powerful story of war and revenge.
Determined to avenge his family’s death at the hands of the Nazis, 12-year-old Ivan joins a Russian partisan regiment as a scout, where he becomes indispensable for his ability to slip unnoticed through enemy lines. But as his missions become increasingly dangerous, it is decided that he must be removed from the front line. Ivan resists and convinces his commanding officers to allow him to carry out one last expedition.
One of world’s most visionary, celebrated and influential filmmakers, Andrei Tarkovsky made just seven features before his tragically early death at the age of 54. Characterised by metaphysical and spiritual explorations of the human condition, each film is an artistic masterpiece of extraordinary visual beauty and stand as enduring classics of world cinema.
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Production year: 1962
Original title: Ivanovo detstvo
DVD catalogue number: ART789DVD
Blu-ray catalogue number: ART179BD
Blu-ray special features:
-Interview with composer Vyaaheslav Ovchinnikov
-Interview with cinematographer Vadim Usov
-Interview with actor Evgeniy Zharikov
-Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream scone: Selected scene commentary by psychoanalyst Mary Wild
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