Ivan’s Childhood (1962) is one of the most excellent films of the late Andrei Tarkovsky. The film itself gained Tarkovsky, the Golden Lion award at the 1962 Venice Film Festival. The prize was shared with Italian filmmaker Valerio Zurlini who came in with Family Portrait (1962).
This dramatic and poetic film follows a twelve-year-old Soviet Orphan Ivan Bondarev (Nikolay Burlyaev) who works for the Soviet army, helping them scout the enemy, the Germans. While in doing so, the boy uncovers a friendship with three compassionate Soviet officers.
Here are thirteen brilliant stills from Ivan’s Childhood.