Re watched recently at the Close Up Cinema. Came out feeling like I was on amazing drugs, or another planet, or like I'd reached the most advanced state of meditation. Blown away by this film every time. It is truly a masterpiece of cinema. Most other film works fail to come close to what this kind of cinema can do. The five star rating system doesn't really count with masterpieces like this.
My favourite Tarkovsky film. Genuinely original, challenging, beautiful. The word poetic is overused to describe films but it applies here. I struggled to make sense of it on first viewing due to its fragmented narrative but the poetry provided a route in, each scene seeming to be a cinematic poem. Demands repeated viewings, don't give up if you don't get it first time.