Andrei Tarkovsky [1932-1986]

On April 4, 1932

One of the greatest film directors was born:

Andrei Tarkovsky

He is considered one of the most influential directors in the history of Russian [and not only] cinema.

His films take me to a dreamworld from which I wish not leave.
His images, otherwordly yet so real, overwhelm me.
To me, he is a magician of image.

A Tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky

His Films

Ivan’s Childhood [1962]

Andrei Rublev [1966]

Solaris [1972]

Mirror [1975]

Music by Eduard Artemyev

Stalker [1979]

Nostalghia [1983]

Olga Sergeeva
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853
Piano:Sviatoslav Richter

The Sacrifice [1986]


and a final word from A.T.”

“…be more alone with yourselves”


Stay Safe!🏡

14 replies »

  1. I watched all the ones that worked here, and his message.
    Such a bleak reality he portrays. Although portrayed with a lot of talent and emotion.
    I feel so fortunate to be born in Canada!
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo ❤ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  2. I really liked Solaris, a billion times more than the goofy version with that famous, Casino-owning US actor – can’t even remember his name right now. The Russian version seemed like a counterpart to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and reminded me a bit of the early days of my city, when Russia was just beginning to have a presence here through immigration (our CN Tower top was completed with a huge “Olga” helicopter from Russia). I’ll have to check out some of the other films, as much as I dislike subtitles! 😁

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  3. I’m in total agreement with you. Funny how “be more alone with yourself” are actually words of encouragement and inspiration in these times of self isolation/social distancing. Something good will come out of this. Thanks for this absolutely wonderful post my friend. Wishing you and Oannes wellness and good health.

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    • I thought you’d agree…. and yes, as soon as I saw this video titled “message to young people” his advice just sounded perfect for the times we’re living. It’s also something I appreciate and ‘practice’ alot. Thank YOU, my friend! And to you, my dear Terry. 🙂

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