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Tag Archives: Andrei Tarkovsky
Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history Read More »
Like the Russian poet of ‘Nostalghia’, who, accompanied by his Italian guide and translator Read More »
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988) Michal Leszczylowski, Brian Cox, Erland Josephson, Andrei Tarkovsky
During the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky’s last film Offret, cameraman Arne Carlsson taped around 50 hours of behind the scenes footage. Read More »
There Will Be No Leave Today (1958) Aleksandr Gordon, Andrei Tarkovsky, Oleg Borisov, Aleksey Alekseev, Pyotr Lyubeshkin, Drama, Thriller
Soldiers undertake the perilous task of removing a stockpile of World War II bombshells discovered during roadworks under the ground of a small village. Read More »
A film in homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It concentrates on his absence from the Soviet Union and what he left behind. There are episodes of his funeral and places he lived in Moscow.
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The Mirror (1975) Andrei Tarkovsky, Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Biography, Drama
Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II Read More »
Stalker (1979) Andrei Tarkovsky, Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Art-House, Drama, Sci-Fi
Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife’s objections, a man rises in the early morning and leaves her with their disabled daughter to meet two men. He’s a Stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room, a place where one’s secret hopes come true. His clients are a burned out popular writer, cynical, and questioning his talent; and a quiet scientist more concerned about his knapsack than the journey. In the deserted Zone, the approach to the Room must be indirect. As they draw near, the rules seem to change and the stalker faces a crisis.
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The Sacrifice / Offret (1986) Andrei Tarkovsky, Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Art-house, Drama
Alexander, a journalist and former actor and philosopher, tells his little son how worried he is about the lack of spirituality of modern mankind. In the night of his birthday, the third world war breaks out. In his despair Alexander turns himself in a prayer to God, offering him everything to have the war not happen at all.
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