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Зеркало = Mirror

Zerkalo = The mirror

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Summary

  • Tarkovsky's looking glass is not merely cracked but shattered and we see the jagged, jumbled reflections of its shards, images of Tarkovsky's childhood mixed with fragments of his adult life--a child's wartime exile, a mother's experience with political terror, the breakup of a marriage, life in a country home--all intermingled with slow-motion dream sequences and poetic chunks of stark newsreels.

Notes

  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
  • "Poems by Arsenii Tarkovsky read by the author"--Credits.
  • "The music in the film is by Bach, Pergolesi and Purcell"--Credits.
  • DVD; NTSC.
  • In Russian with English subtitles.
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