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TARKOVSKY DOUBLE-BILL: MIRROR + NOSTALGIA
27th January 2018 @ 14:00 - 18:30
REGENT STREET CINEMA presents: TARKOVSKY DOUBLE-BILL: MIRROR + NOSTALGIA
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.
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.