Ivan's Childhood

Ivanovo dietsvo
by Andreï Tarkovski 1h36min SU 1962
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Film details

Ivan's Childhood
by Andreï Tarkovski

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Yevgeni Zharikov : le lieutenant Galtsev
  • Valentin Zubkov : le capitaine Choline
  • Nikolai Burlyayev : Ivan
  • Nikolai Grinko : le colonel Graznov
  • Stepan Krylov : le caporal Katasonov
  • And with: Valentina Malgavina, Irma Tarkovskaïa


  • Director Andreï Tarkovski
  • Scenario Mikhail Papava, Vladimir Bogomolov
  • Original work author Vladimir Bogomolov
  • Photo director Vadim Yusov
  • Sound Inna Zelentsova
  • Editing Lyudmila Feiginova
  • Original music Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov
  • Production Compagny Mosfilm
  • Distributor Potemkine

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1962
  • Release date for France06/10/1962
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageRussian


  1. Venice Film Festival 1962

Golden Lion for Best Film (ex æquo with Family Diary by Valerio Zurlini)

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