Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer
Andrey A. Tarkovsky
Like a fabulous dream, the story begins and ends with a dormant baby in the creative destiny and art of which memories will play an immeasurable role as a special emotional structure. Andrey Tarkovsky left us with eight cinematic masterpieces and an ever growing interest in and desire to understand his work. Here he shares with us his memories, his view of art and his reflections on the destiny of the artist and the meaning of human existence. The account is accompanied by never previously released recordings of poems by Arseny Tarkovsky, one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th century, read by his son. Artists imitate the Creator. Art is a prayer. That says it all.
What did Tarkovsky himself think about his phenomenon? What guided him in the creation of his masterpieces? The director of this documentary wanted to take viewers back to the origins of Tarkovsky’s thought and share the emotion of the encounter with the great artist, great man and life mentor that was his father.
Foreword by the programme curator: A son’s meditation on his father's cinema legacy, destined to become one of the most beautiful shrines to cinema.