Screening: Ivan’s Childhood

Doc Films
Tuesday, April 3 at 7pm • 95m
Ivan’s Childhood
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962
Tarkovsky’s first feature film and winner of the Golden Lion at Cannes in 1962, Ivan’s Childhood tells the story of a young boy’s resistance to Nazi aggression through a devastating alternation of atrocity and lyrical imagery, a structure driven by Ivan’s too-old-too-young attempts to understand the war. Drowned forests, hollow, bombed-out buildings, and desperate missions of espionage punctuate this mytho-poetic examination of the tolls that violence takes on the innocent. It is notable as one of the first Soviet films to depict war in negative terms rather than as jingoistic nationalist propaganda.
Archival 35mm

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