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  • Published: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Chatsworth, Calif. : Criterion Collection ; Image Entertainment [distributor, 2007]
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. +
  • Language: Russian
  • Format: DVD

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 193412169X
  • 9781934121696
  • 715515024822


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Ivan's childhood = : Ivanovo detstvo

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Call number: DVD FLC-RUS Ivan's

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Based on the novella Ivan by Vladimir Bogomolov.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.

Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; video appreciation of director Andrei Tarkovsky and "Ivan's childhood" featuring Vida T. Johnson, co-author of "The films of Andrei Tarkovsky: a visual fugue;" new video interviews with cinematographer Vadim Yusov and actor Nikolai Burlyaev, who played Ivan; booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Dina Iordanova and new translations by Robert Bird of "Between two films" Andrei Tarkovsky's essay about Ivan's childhood, and "Ivan's willow" a poem by the director's father, Arseny Tarkovsky.

Nikolaĭ Burl︠i︡aev, Valentin Zubkov, E. Zharikov.

An evocative, poetic journey through the shadows and shards of a boy's war-torn youth. 12-year old Ivan works as a spy at the World War II eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.

Contents: Ivan.

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