The Mirror

The Mirror

DVD - 2000 | Russian
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Tarkovsky's looking glass is not merely cracked but shattered and we see the jagged, jumbled reflections of its shards, imges of Tarkovsky's childhood mixed with fragments of his adult life--a child's wartime exile, a mother's experience with political terror, the breakup of a marriage, life in a country home--all intermingled with slow-motion dream sequences and poetic chunks of stark newsreels.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Kino on Video, 2000, c1974
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 3/4 in

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Maoisdead
Apr 20, 2017

Andrei Tarkovsky's THE MIRROR (1974) is his most personal and artistically daring film--and to me, ultimately his most moving.
A semi-autobiographical work, it interweaves poems, dramatic scenes, dreams and newsreels to evoke the inner symbolic world of the protagonist, his nostalgia for the past and his troubled relationships with his wife and mother in the present. At the same time it is a meditation on the nature of Russia, from the nation's role as mediator between the East and West to specific historical events such as the Stalinist purges of the mid-to-late 1930s and World War II. Indeed, few works of art say more about the Russian people with such economy.

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TheSandoz
Nov 05, 2015

An amazing film- a journey through history, memory and consciousness.

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1aa
Feb 26, 2015

The narrative is very disjointed. Thematically, the inevitability of destruction, erosion, desuetude and rot is bathetically presented with some striking sequences of imagery.

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jonnybroom
Jan 24, 2014

Many lovely visual effects, but I just couldn't follow the narrative. Abandoned after an hour.

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ms_mustard
Mar 09, 2013

a mixture of poetic images that add up to a life. unexpected sequence and time line, actors playing dual roles.

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mattblais
Jan 25, 2012

When the screen goes dark, one may get the feeling they have watched the greatest film ever made.

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