Italy / Russia / Sweden 2019, 97 min, Russian, Hebrew & English subtitles
Andrey Tarkovsky was convinced that cinema had a poetic domain of its own because there was a part of life, part of the universe, which had not been understood by other art forms. This is one of many insights the great Russian filmmaker shares in this historical yet personal film. Tarkovsky’s son compiled dozens of hours of recorded interviews to let his father tell his story himself, taking viewers on a journey that features scenes from his masterpieces and photographs from family albums. Tarkovsky reflects on his sources of inspiration, the artists who influenced his work, and the ideas he tried to decipher. Filled with insights from the brilliant filmmaker himself, this film is a magical tour of the real and imaginary places that shaped the artist’s world.
Previous Festivals: Venice Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, RIDM, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, IDFA