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Andrei Tarkovsky: "Ivan’s Childhood"

Edited by Birgit Beumers and Richard Taylor
Close analysis of Andrei Tarkovsky’s debut feature.

This book explores Andrei Tarkovsky's 1962 debut feature film Ivan's Childhood, examining the production, context, and reception of the film while offering a detailed reading of its key themes. Through close consideration of its intricate narrative structure, unique stylistic approach, and deep philosophical underpinnings, Robert Efird provides a thorough analysis of a remarkable debut film from an artist now considered a towering figure of Russian culture.

Andrei Tarkovsky: "Ivan's Childhood" is part of Intellect’s KinoSputnik series, which provides an analysis of key films from the history of Russian and Soviet cinema. Written by international experts in the field, books in this series are intended for film enthusiasts and students, combining scholarship with an accessible style of writing.

200 pages | 25 halftones | 5 x 8


Film Studies

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