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Острова. Марина Тарковская [Dec. 15th, 2009|02:07 am]
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Revisiting Tarkovsky July 7 – July 14, 2009 [Jun. 24th, 2009|12:34 pm]
Andrei Tarkovsky
Film Society of Lincoln Center

"See seven Tarkovsky masterworks so rich in mysteries and revelations that to see them again is to see them anew. The series includes the NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE of Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky, a personal and provocative record of the lingering effects of Tarkovsky on an extraordinary range of individuals. The director Dmitry Trakovsky will introduce the screenings of his film."

Andrei Rublev / Andrei Rublyov Wed Jul 8: 2:15 & 8

Ivan’s Childhood (aka My name is Ivan) / Ivanovo Detstvo Tue Jul 7: 4:15 & 8:30/Sat Jul 11: 4

Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky Tue Jul 7: 2:15 & 6:15/ Wed Jul 8: 6:10/ Thu Jul 9: 4:15/ Tue Jul 14: 1:15

The Mirror / Zerkalo Thu Jul 9: 9:15/ Fri Jul 10: 1 & 6:20

The Sacrifice / Offret Mon Jul 13: 1 & 6:15/ Tue Jul 14: 3:15

Solaris / Solyaris Thu July 9: 6:15/ Sat Jul 11: 1/ Sun Jul 12: 8:30

The Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 W. 65th St. (upper level) on the Upper West Side.

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(no subject) [Apr. 21st, 2008|09:31 pm]
Andrei Tarkovsky

Polaroids-Journal excerpts-Quotes


"For many millenia,
man has been striving after happiness;
but he is not happy. Why not?
Because he cannot achieve it,
because he does not know the way-
both these reasons.
Above all, however,
because in our earthly lives
there must not be ultimate happiness,
but only the aspiration towards it, in the future;
there has to be suffering,
because it's through suffering,
in the struggle between good and evil,
that the spirit is forged


"In my opinion, when we talk about God
making man in His own image and likeness,
we should understand that the likeness
has to do with His essence, and this is creation.
From this comes the possibilty
of evaluating a work and what it represents.
In short, the meaning of Art
is the search for God in man


How does a project mature?
It is obviously a most mysterious,
imperceptible process.
It carries on independently of ourselves,
in the subconscious,
crystallizing on the walls of the soul.
It is the form of the soul
that makes it unique,
indeed only the soul decides
the hidden 'gestation period' of that image
which cannot be perceived
by the conscious gaze."


"Devoid of spirituality,
Art carries its own tragedy within it.
For even to recognize the spiritual vacuum
of the times in which he lives,
the artist must have specific qualities
of wisdom and understanding.
The true artist always serves immortality,
striving to immortalize the world
and man within the world."


"...Any artist in any genre is striving to reflect as deep as possible a person's inner world... I realized, quite unexpectedly for myself, that all these years I was doing one and the same thing and in essence I'm always interested in the same problems. Though I was making different types of films, all of them came to life for one reason -- they had to tell about the inner duality of a human being. About his contradictory position between spirit and substance, between spiritual ideals and the necessity to exist in this material world."

"The allotted function of Art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as an example. The aim of art is to prepare a person for death, to plough and harrow his soul, rendering it capable of turning to good".

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"Светопись" (полароиды) [Aug. 15th, 2007|01:29 pm]
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