Ivan’s Childhood (Lakeside Theatre)

“The debut feature from the great Andrei Tarkovsky, Ivan’s Childhood is an evocative, poetic journey through the shadows and shards of one boy’s war-torn youth. Moving back and forth between the traumatic realities of WWII and the 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 violence on children in wartime.” The Criterion Collection

(Cert PG) USSR 1962 (but not released by the Soviet censors until 1971) 95 mins
Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky (English subtitles)