Drama • 1962 • 1 hr 35 min
A film like no other; it's cinematic, visual aspects, and it's uniqueness to show the darkness of war thru a child's eyes is immaculate here
Visually stunning, very engaging story too. Oddly paced, unpredictable and ahead of its time in a lot of ways.
The first Tarkovsky film that I ever experienced! It’s stunning visual poetry!
The scenes with memories reflected through voices against the tragic walls and places where they took place are indeed something else.
Dreamlike and exceptionally shot. The most accessible tarkovsky film and a great entry point for those unfamiliar with his work.
An anti-war film told not only through the eyes of a child, but the lens of one of art's greatest filmmakers - truly outstanding cinema.
A stunning introduction to what would become a lot of Tarkovsky’s main themes
This film is incredible! masterfully written and shot. It Shows an inevitable price of war, the loss of innocence.
A poignant and stunningly thorough debut from Tarkovsky.
First Tarkovsky’s movie. Not exactly in his distinct style yet, but powerful nevertheless, and the cinematography is amazing
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