Andrei Tarkovsky: Sculpting in Time

August 4–30, 2018

A tribute to the revered Russian director whose visionary films infuse images of the world with metaphysical mystery.

  • Nostalghia

  • Stalker

  • Solaris

  • The Sacrifice

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Upcoming Films

  • Ivan’s Childhood

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1962

    BAMPFA Collection Print

    • Saturday, August 4 6 PM

    Lyrical and brutal by turns, Tarkovsky’s first feature tells of a child’s experiences during World War II. “Tarkovsky would go on to make grander, weightier, more iconic films, but it’s tough to argue he ever made a better one” (Time Out).

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  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1966
    • Thursday, August 9 7 PM

    Tarkovsky’s epic, otherworldly portrait of the fifteenth-century Russian icon-painter is “a superproduction gone ideologically berserk” (Village Voice). “The best arthouse film of all time” (The Guardian).

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  • Solaris

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1972
    • Thursday, August 16 7 PM

    In Tarkovsky’s influential 1972 masterwork, based on a famous novel by Stanislaw Lem, “the alien world is one immense ocean, the ocean is a brain, and the brain may be our own” (Village Voice).

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  • The Mirror

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1974
    • Saturday, August 18 8 PM

    Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work, a collection of memories of a young boy coming of age, invented “a new language, true to the nature of film . . . life as a dream” (Ingmar Bergman).

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  • Stalker

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1979

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

    • Thursday, August 23 7 PM
    • Sunday, August 26 6:30 PM

    A writer, a scientist, and their “stalker” guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. “A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness” (Slant).

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  • Nostalghia

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    USSR, 1983
    • Saturday, August 25 8 PM

    Tarkovsky’s breathtaking journey through the ruined but magical spaces of Tuscany follows a Russian man who feels the longing for home, closure, and the absolute that the film’s title describes. “Not so much a movie as a place to inhabit for two hours” (J. Hoberman).

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  • The Sacrifice

    Andrei Tarkovsky
    Sweden, France, 1986
    • Thursday, August 30 7 PM

    A retired actor and his family find themselves on a remote Baltic island when word arrives of nuclear war in Tarkovsky’s elegiac final film, shot in Sweden by the great Sven Nykvist.

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