Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the 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.

(Plot summary by Mattias Thuresson)

Runtime original: 1:24:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:04:20


Director: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov

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

Editor: Lyudmila Feyginova

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90to5 Editor Bio: I’m basically a sound tech interested in the audiovisual medium in general and editing in particular.

This edit of Ivan’s Childhood (Ivanovo Detstvo, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky) is from the Creative Edit Challenge, because although I used source material from the movie, I tried to tell the story in a way more akin to the late Tarkovsky’s films, less literal and more “essential”. The idea of this edit is to tell Ivan’s story in a more abstract style, in a way that the narrative is kept away and the focus is the subconscious of the character. I tried to take the first Tarkovsky’s film and bring it close to his late style of film making, but with my sense of time. Hope you all like it!



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