eidos

Andrei Tarkovsky and the Visionary Experience

October 31, 2010
Thumbnail image for Andrei Tarkovsky and the Visionary Experience

Andrei Tarkovsky made an important film called Andrei Rublev, about a doubting monk, Russia’s greatest iconographer. The film feels very much like Bergman, from whom much of Tarkovsky’s style emerged. Like Bergman’s Seventh Seal, Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev is a slow-paced journey with monks, holy idiots, existential discourse, and symbolic animals.

Read the full article →