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The Mirror

An astounding, semi-autobiographical filmic composition of a dying man’s dreams, memories and emotional states during various moments in his life. Undeniably one of the most innovative, visually striking and intellectually rigorous films ever made, an unprecedented use of the cinematic medium to portray the nature of human memory and how it profoundly speaks on a person’s existence.

BBFC rating
U
Year
1975
Running time
106 mins
Country
USSR
Other features
S
Director
Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast
Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Larisa Tarkovskya

Nostalgia

Gorchakov is a Russian poet travelling through Italy researching the life of a Russian composer. Whilst there, he meets a man who once imprisoned his entire family to save them from the evils of the outside world. His conversations with this man, along with his research project subject, slowly rekindle Gorchakov’s longing for his homeland and send him into a deep, melancholic reverie.

A profoundly personal film, filled with unforgettable imagery, Tarkovsky’s film is a testament of the filmmaker’s own conflicting thoughts regarding Russia as he considered self-imposed exile.

BBFC rating
12A
Year
1983
Running time
121 mins
Country
USSR
Other features
S
Director
Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast
Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Gordano

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January 27th

The Mirror

Nostalgia

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