Un film foarte personal, atât pentru creatorul lui, cât și pentru fiecare privitor (în nici un caz nu spectator) în parte. Dacă sincer, eu n-am văzut lumină atât de faină în nici un film. Plus, o istorie a artelor turnată pe peliculă, de la iconografia bizantină la renascentiști, de la impresionismul francez la arta modernă din prima jumătate a secolului XX. Ăsta-i un film care va dăinui, precum Da Vinci.
Saw it as part of the carte blanche of Michael Haneke's favorite films. I like Tarkovsky, but this one felt flat and to simple. Of course, I admire the way he tells the story, but in the end it narrows down to a very simplistic portray of a mother who doesnt like his son, because she wanted a girl. It feels not complex at all and for that reason cannot be a masterpiece for me.
One of the greats, first time watched in a cinema for me and what a difference it makes! It's no co-incidence people often say "words fail me" about "Mirror". I feel it's about a state of salvation through nature, beyond human struggle. Those private moments, like the boy watching himself in the mirror, seldom seen on film. Some scenes still puzzles me though, like the Mao scenes. So I will watch it again.
This is my favourite film. I have no words to describe it. I only write this review in order to correct a mistake in the cast pictures: the girl in the picture of Tarkovsky's wife "Larisa Tarkovskaya" is Margarita Terekhova. In this film, her wife played the role of Nadezhda. And no, they were not twin sisters.
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.