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A senses-ravishing odyssey through the halls of time and memory, Andrei Tarkovsky’s sublime reflection on 20th century Russian history is as much a film as it is a poem composed in images, as much a work of cinema as it is a hypnagogic hallucination. In a richly textured collage of varying film stocks and newsreel footage, the recollections of a dying poet flash before our eyes, dreams mingling with scenes of childhood, wartime, and marriage, all imbued with the mystic power of a trance. Largely dismissed by Soviet critics upon its release due to its elusive narrative structure, Mirror has since taken its place as one of the titan director’s most renowned and influential works, a stunning personal statement from an artist transmitting his innermost thoughts and feelings directly from psyche to screen.

"Truly original and unique: genuine film poetry, full of spellbinding images and sequences." Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune 

“Tarkovsky’s purest and most private achievement.” Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

  • Year
  • Runtime
    106 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Russian Federation
  • Director
    Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Screenwriter
    Andrei Tarkovsky