The award-winning director Andrei Tarkovsky, (one of his better known films is Andrei Rublev), the son of a famous Russian poet, was born in 1935 and grew up in and around Moscow during the Second World War. This non-linear autobiographical film is considered by many Russian-speakers to be his best film and is his most personal meditation on time, history and the Russian countryside. In a series of episodes and images, he captures the mood and feeling of the period just before, during and after the war. Lyrical reminiscences of his mother and of his father's poetry figure large in the film, along with extraordinary images of nature. Combining black-and-white and color work, with some unusual documentary footage, this highly regarded movie is structured with the logic of a dream. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Those who know nothing about the films purpose will find it confusing. It is an autobiography by the artist. There is no defined plot but rather a recall of individual memories. It may take two runthroughs to really grasp everything that is going on but it is a beautiful and unique film. Worthy of watching.
One of the best Russian movies. Even if it has some biographic shadows it filled with great poetry and music.
Great cast and editing.
The story is great and the way it shot makes it
people think not just watch.