over 7 years
i'm a tarkovsky lover but i don't like this film. haven't got a special message.
almost 8 years
the past of a man as the past of a nation
Lars Kinn Ekroll
In a way one of Tarkovsky's simpler stories, beautiful as always, but a bit weirdly paced.
The Mirror (Russian: Зеркало, Zerkalo; known in the UK as Mirror) is a 1975 Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. It is loosely autobiographical, blending childhood memories, newsreel footage and poems by his father Arseny Tarkovsky. The film features Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Tarkovsky's wife Larisa Tarkovskaya, Alla Demidova and Anatoli Solonitsyn, with a soundtrack by Eduard Artemyev.
The Mirror has no apparent plot — instead, it rhythmically combines contemporary scenes with childhood memories and newsreel footage. At various points in the film, poems by Tarkovsky's father are recited. The loose flow of visually oneiric images has been compared to stream of consciousness technique in literature. Its complex yet simultaneously simple structure makes The Mirror one of Tarkovsky's most difficult films, as well as his most personal.
The concept of The Mirror dates as far back as 1964. Over the years Tarkovsky wrote several screenplay variants, at times working with...