Main Details
Identifying Codes
7-15515-02482-2 Barcode
397 Criterion Collection Spine #
Language Russian
Subtitles English
Region 1
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Audio Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Run Time 95 min
Notes Criterion Collection DVD edition

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.

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
(No chapters specified)


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