The real art is the result of a life living among other people, loving them, being hurt and tortured with them... After watching this, I couldn't walk or sit in one place... Probably the greatest film ever made?
My favorite Tarkovsky film is actually Solaris (since I deeply connect with its emotional story of love lost, memory, and the meaning of home). This is obviously his masterwork, though, and is also in my top 10 of all time. Most spiritual film ever made.