It has been brought to my attention that the entire feature-length library of director Andrei Tarkovsky has been made available on OpenCulture.com. For those readers who love film and are unfamiliar with Tarkovsky’s work, I have no choice but to give these films a serious recommendation.
Tarkovsky is not an easy director to watch. His films are not easy films. They are slow burns of image and idea. Like many directors who operated under the USSR, Tarkovsky was not afraid to take his time and tell his stories deliberately and without the excesses of flashier films. This is a man who Ingmar Bergman called “the greatest director” and sometimes I am inclined to agree.
So please—should the notion take you—watch and enjoy.
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