Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer - English subtitled

Documentary about the life and work of the Russian grandmaster Andrei Tarkovsky, made by his son.

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The brilliant director Andrei 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. This 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 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 Tarkovsky’s father, one of the greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century.

Andrej A Tarkovski, Italy, Sweden, Russia, 2019, 97 min. Russian spoken, English subtitles.