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Ivan's Childhood

21 May 201625 May 2016

"A poetic and moving Masterpiece." Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Andrei Tarkovsky’s debut feature is an extraordinarily moving and powerful story of war and revenge, awarded the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival.

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.

This film is screened as part of Sculpting Time: Andrei Tarkovsky Retrospective

Ivan's Childhood, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union 1962, 95 mins

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