Zerkalo (The Mirror)
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The award-winning director Andrei Tarkovsky, (one of his better known films is Andrei Rublev), the son of a famous Russian poet, was born in 1935 and grew up in and around Moscow during the Second World War. This non-linear autobiographical film is considered by many Russian-speakers to be his best film and is his most personal meditation on time, history and the Russian countryside. In a series of episodes and images, he captures the mood and feeling of the period just before, during and after the war. Lyrical reminiscences of his mother and of his father's poetry figure large in the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mirror, a new film by Andrei Tarkovsky, the controversial and unorthodox Soviet director, is delighting, puzzling, disaping serious Muscovite movie enthusiasts."
‑ James F. Clarity, New York Times
"Made in the tradition of Resnais and Bergman, The Mirror, Tarkovsky's personal meditation about his childhood, scandalized Soviet authorities with its self-reflexive tone and poetic visual style."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Tarkovsky shoots for the moon and for the most part succeeds in trying to make his personal story also a lesson in political art."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's an awesomely simple idea, and yet hugely complex."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Cinema as art as cinema as art."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"This is the sort of film that starts you off without a net and leaves you to find your own footing."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"It is a film that is difficult to adequately describe -- and one I believe is impossible to process in one sitting."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of Tarkovsky's most impenetrable films, it nonetheless left me staggered and awestruck."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
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