Mirror is the celebrated Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work in which he reflects upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people.
The film’s many layers intertwine real life and family relationships – Tarkovsky’s father, the poet Arseny Tarkovsky, reads his own poems on the soundtrack and Tarkovsky’s mother appears as herself – with memories of childhood, dreams and nightmares. From the opening sequence of a boy being cured of a stammer by hypnotism, to a scene in a printing works which encapsulates the Stalinist era, Mirror has an extraordinary resonance and repays countless viewings.
One of world’s most visionary, celebrated and influential filmmakers, Andrei Tarkovsky made just seven features before his tragically early death at the age of 54. Characterised by metaphysical and spiritual explorations of the human condition, each film is an artistic masterpiece of extraordinary visual beauty and stand as enduring classics of world cinema.
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Colour: Colour and B&W
Production year: 1974
Original title: Zerkalo
DVD catalogue number: ART791DVD
Blu-ray catalogue number: ART181BD
Blu-ray special features:
-Interview with screenwriter A. Misharin
-Interview with composer Eduard Artemev
-Interview with actor Oleg Yankovskiy
-Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone: Selected scene commentary by psychoanalyst Mary Wild
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