Previously at the ICA - Seasons

Mirror, Dir Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975


4 Dec 201030 Dec 2010

Use this Christmas period to catch up with selected offerings from the spiritual cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky.

From his debut feature Ivan’s Childhood through the abstract autobiography Mirror to the soul-searching sci-fi of Solaris and Stalker, each of these films offer rich rewards to first-time viewers and faithful fans alike.

  • Ivan's Childhood, Dir Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962

    Ivan's Childhood

    4 Dec 201012 Dec 2010

    Tarkovsky’s debut, and a film which in many aspects feels a world away from the director’s formidable spiritual works to come. When twelve-year-old Ivan’s family is wiped out by Nazis, the youngster joins up with a Partisan troop to take revenge.

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  • Mirror, Dir Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975


    5 Dec 201011 Dec 2010

    A film full of striking images and setpieces, arranged in such a way that they don’t encourage one simple reading but instead provide a blend of dream, memory and poetic re-creation. The poems in the film are written and read by Tarkovsky’s father, while his own mother also appears.

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  • Stalker, Dir Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979


    18 Dec 201029 Dec 2010

    Individual ideas and images will haunt the mind in this film, as Tarkovsky gives the whole film a look and feel that sets it apart from anything else you’ve ever seen.

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  • Solaris, Dir Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972


    19 Dec 201030 Dec 2010

    A science-fiction masterpiece and a metaphysical meditation in which the inhabitants of a space station find themselves prey to unsettling visions caused by the planet Solaris.

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