Ivan's Childhood

Ivan's Childhood ★★★★★

I'm glad that I started my introduction to Tarkovsky with his feature debut, and what a debut! This is such a stunning film, every frame is so overwhelmingly perfect, the camera work is definitely otherworldly. The way Tarkovsky uses light, shadows, experimental angles and editing give this film a unique flow and look that reminded me a lot of Mikhail Kalatozov's beautiful film The Cranes are Flying. I would love to experience this film again on a big screen, that would really be something!

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