The Mirror - English subtitled

Reflecting upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people, this beautiful and densely layered film is Andrei Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work.

Time & Tickets

The film’s many layers intertwine real life and family relationships – Tarkovsky’s father, the poet Arseny Tarkovsky, reads his own poems on the soundtrack and Tarkovsky’s mother appears as herself – with memories of childhood, dreams and nightmares. From the opening sequence of a boy being cured of a stammer by hypnotism, to a scene in a printing works which encapsulates the Stalinist era, THE MIRROR has an extraordinary resonance and repays countless viewings.

Andrej Tarkovski, Sovjet-Unie, 1975, 107 min. Russian & Spanish spoken, English subtitles. With Margarita Terekhova, Oleg Yankovskiy, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Nikolay Grinko.
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