Films byTexts by Andrei Tarkovsky
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.”

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, 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.