On April 4, 1932
One of the greatest film directors was born:
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
Ivan’s Childhood 
Andrei Rublev 
Music by Eduard Artemyev
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853
The Sacrifice 
and a final word from A.T.”
“…be more alone with yourselves”
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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!
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He really was a magician of images… I hope you do get to watch his films. You’ll love them!
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! 😁
You really really must… I mean, really really!!!!!! You’d love them even if you didn’t read the subtitles, which you get used to after the first few minutes! 😉
He is my favourite film director….fabulous photography, and wonderful slow pace and thoughtfulness to his films
Oh, yes indeed, Sue! He really is a magician of images …moving images. As I was trying to pick photos from his films, I realized that however brilliant, they aren’t as good as a sequence in the film. Hope that makes sense! 😉
Absolutely it does! And I went to Bagno Vignoni and San Galgano because of Tarkovsky…..
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.
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. 🙂
Oh without a doubt the best, if not one of the best of all time!! I’ve seen them all multiple times and recommend to anyone who listens 🙂 Thank you for all these sweet images!
I knew you would! His films are a life changing experience! Thank you, my dear Mary Jo! xoxoxoxo
His films express spirit in poetic imagery, as he says in his book Sculpting in Time. If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend. xoxoxo
Oh, he does just that! …will certainly do! xoxoxoxo