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ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER

by Andrey A. Tarkovskiy

synopsis

The brilliant director Andrey 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. The 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 extremely 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 Arseny Tarkovsky, one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th century and the director’s father, read by their author. Arseny’s poetry had always had an influence on Andrei’s movies, underlining the profound cultural and spiritual bond between father and son. The images of the film are made up of excerpts taken from the director’s works, rare contemporary photos and videos and sections shot in the places where Tarkovsky lived and made his movies, in Russia, Sweden and Italy, his adoptive home.

international title: Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer
original title: Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer
country: Italy, Russian Federation, Sweden
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Andrey A. Tarkovskiy
film run: 97'
release date: IT 20/01/2020
screenplay: Andrey A. Tarkovskiy
cinematography by: Alexey Naidenov
film editing: Michal Leszczylowski, Andrey A. Tarkovskiy
producer: Dmitriy Klepatskiy, Peter Kropenin, Paolo Maria Spina
production: Hob AB, Revolver, Klepatski Production (RU), Andrey Tarkovsky International Institute (RU)
distributor: Lab80
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