The Mirror

The Mirror
  • Wednesday March 21 | 7:00pm

Ranked by Sight and Sound as the 12th greatest film ever made, this highly evocative, non-linear and loosely autobiographical film is said to capture the organic unfolding of memory, in this case the key events in the life of a dying poet. The events are both highly personal such as a painful divorce as well as historical in regard to the great upheavals of 20th century Russia.  The life is represented in such a way as to attempt the erosion or even abolition of the distinction between past and present. Tarkovsky worked on the script for over a decade and the film itself is the result of almost 40 major re-edits. The influence of Fellini and Ingmar Bergman can be seen in this film.

The Mirror

  • Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Year: 1975
  • Run Time: 107mins
  • Country: Russia
  • Rating: PG