This was the first feature film Tarkovsky directed after graduating from film school.
While cinema owes much to this artistic genre, including dialogue and many of its stories, Tarkovsky insists cinema must break with it in order to forge its own identity.
This was a film Tarkovsky made in 1975 which was largely autobiographical, drawing heavily from Tarkovsky's childhood memories.
This is cinema's essential element, according to Tarkovsky.
To Tarkovsky, this artistic element should make a statement on the film image, contributing a new meaning rather than simply reinforcing an existing meaning.
Tarkovsky advises the filmmaker to be cautious about the use of this element, which he asserts is the painter's medium, not the filmmaker's.
This was Tarkovsky's first film that he made outside of Russia.
This last film of Tarkovsky's centers on a man dying of cancer, who...
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