Films byTexts by Andrei Tarkovsky
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For the third edition, the State of Cinema of 2020, Sabzian is honoured to welcome the French filmmaker and author Olivier Assayas. He has chosen Zerkalo [The Mirror] (1975) by Andrei Tarkovsky to accompany his State of Cinema.

The Mirror
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975, 107’

Zerkalo is an elusive autobiographical film poem in which Tarkovsky implicitly mixes his own childhood memories of the Russian countryside with a collective (Russian) history.

Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972, 167’

“The analogy that I use was that the Lem book, which was full of so many ideas that you could probably make a handful of films from it, was the seed, and that Tarkovsky generated a sequoia and we were sort of trying to make a little bonsai.”

Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, 163’

How I love your eyes, my friend,
With their radiant play of fire,
When you lift them fleetingly
And like lightning in the skies
Your gaze sweeps swiftly round.