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Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Russia 1975. Russian/subs. 1h 47m. Starring Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev, Larisa Tarkovskya, Alla Demidova, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Tamara Ogorodnikova

Reflecting upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people, this beautiful and densely layered film is Andrei Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work. A man's reminiscences about his childhood during World War II and his subsequent adolescence, all set against a momentous period in Russian history.

‘Arguably Tarkovsky’s greatest masterpiece. It’s also his most unconventional in form. Autobiographical and highly personal, it unfolds with the associative logic of a dream.‘ Carmen Gray, BFI

‘It is a startling piece of film-making, floating free of the conventional demands of period and narrative.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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