ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER

By Andrey A. TARKOVSKY

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Documentary - Completed 2019


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Venice - Biennale 2019
IDFA 2019
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY, RUSSIA, SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrey A. TARKOVSKY
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrey a. TARKOVSKY (Andrey Tarkovsky International Institute), Paolo maria SPINA (Revolver Audiovisual ), Peter KRUPENIN (HOB AB), Dmitry KLEPATSKI (Klepatski Production)
    • Synopsis
    • The brilliant director Andrey Tarkovsky, whose works are considered masterpieces of world cinema, left us with eight films and an ever growing interest in and desire to understand his work. The documentary recounts Tarkovsky’s life and work, letting the director tell the story himself, as he shares with us his memories, his view of art and his reflections on the destiny of the artist and the meaning of human existence. Thanks to some extremely rare audio recordings, viewers are able to immerse themselves in the mysterious world of his cinematic imagery, allowing them to comprehend and reassess the work and inner life of the great director. The account is accompanied by never previously released recordings of poems by Arseny Tarkovsky, one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th century and the director’s father, read by their author. Arseny’s poetry had always had an influence on Andrei’s movies, underlining the profound cultural and spiritual bond between father and son. The images of the film are made up of excerpts taken from the director’s works, rare contemporary photos and videos and sections shot in the places where Tarkovsky lived and made his movies, in Russia, Sweden and Italy, his adoptive home.
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