Films byTexts by The Mirror
Article EN

The Mirror is a poem. This is the key to understanding the movie. It is a ciné-poem, complete with metaphors, allusions, references, historicity, lyricism, concrete and abstract images, a number of voices, motifs and symbols, autobiography, stanzas and refrains.

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.