Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, War

Ivan's Childhood (1962) Poster

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.



  • Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  • Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  • Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  • Nikolay Burlyaev and Evgeniy Zharikov in Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  • Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  • Ivan's Childhood (1962)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Andrei Tarkovsky , Eduard Abalov


Vladimir Bogomolov (story "Ivan"), Vladimir Bogomolov (screenplay), Mikhail Papava (screenplay)


2 wins.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

3 November 2017 | benjaminburt
| Skillful, but not Especially Engaging
Ivan's Childhood is a pretty masterful example of editing, cinematography, acting, direction, and pretty much everything else that's right about film. Unfortunately, the drama or suspense is not very gripping.

This is as simple as I can put it. Film buffs will probably love this movie. It's crafted like a work of art. The average moviegoer will probably be bored during the film.

This film kind of defies convention and rating. I thought it was well- made, I just thought it wasn't very engaging.

Critic Reviews

Featured on IMDb

See what IMDb editors are watching this month, and visit our guides to what's on TV and streaming, video games, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com