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The Mirror

Zerkalo

directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Soviet Union, 1975
  • 108
  • Russian
  • English

Synopsis

A man in his forties is going to die and remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments but things that also tell the story of all the Russian nation.

Our take

When we asked Lav Diaz, the director of yesterday’s film, to name a film he found unforgettable, he chose this masterpiece by Andrei Tarkovsky: a renowned, truly jaw-dropping work of cinema as a series of slippery memories, with one of film history‚Äôs most unique, beloved visionaries as our guide.