THE MIRROR
ZERKALO
1975, Kino Intl., 108 min, Soviet Union, Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky

Director Andrei Tarkovsky’s autobiographical approach to cinema finds voice here as he shows us the second great war in Europe, the evacuation from Moscow and the separation of a couple - all things the filmmaker experienced himself and, in 1974, was ready to share with his public. With Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Larisa Tarkovskaya and Alla Demidova. In Russian and Spanish with English subtitles.


THE SACRIFICE
OFFRET
1986, Kino Intl., 142 min, Sweden/UK/France, Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky

As a family descends on a remote Swedish island to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Alexander, World War III erupts, and the old man makes a bargain with God to avoid nuclear holocaust. Starring one of Ingmar Bergman’s favorite actors, Erland Josephson, and shot by the Swedish director’s longtime cinematographer, Sven Nykvist, THE SACRIFICE was Tarkovsky’s final film. In Swedish, French and English with English subtitles.


SOLARIS
1972, Janus Films, 167 min, Soviet Union, Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky

Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem, this is probably director Andrei Tarkovsky’s best-known film and far more than just a science fiction epic. Like Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Tarkovsky takes an intellectual approach to metaphysical issues. Scientists try to understand the secrets of the mysterious planet Solaris but find themselves slowly becoming victims of their own imaginations and secret desires. Remade 30 years later with George Clooney in the lead role, this thought-provoking original version stars Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk and Jüri Järvet.


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