The Mirror (1975)

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A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.


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  • Andrei Tarkovsky and Anatoliy Solonitsyn in The Mirror (1975)
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28 April 2002 | LE020
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| A delusion as beautiful as Lucifer's smile...
"Zerkalo" is probably my favorite of Tarkovsky's movies-whic says a lot about the quality of the film. I believe that the Russian word "zerkalo"-mirror, is one of the most accurate descriptions of Tarkovsky's credo. The theme of the "home" and "family" exists in this movie stronger than in any of the other Tarkovsky's films. In "Ivanovo detstvo", Ivan is ruined the moment his family is killed. In "Andrey Rublev" the temple is the house. In "Solaris" Kris is guilt-ridenn on account of him being the cause of his wife's death, and in the end, like a prodigal son, he kneels in front of his father. The same guilt lays on the Stalker in the movie of the same name. In "Nostalghia" Gorchakov is dying of home-sickness, he constantly dreams of his home in Russia, and after death is rewarded by being taken to the home, placed inside a decreipt Italian temple in one of the most unforgettable shots in cinema's history. Finally, in "Offret", the hero becomes a sort of father for the whole world. But in "Zerkalo" family and home are presented as a foundation of human existence. Some scenes in this movie are among the most beautiful in cinema. Simply put, this film is something anyone who thinks and feels must see...

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