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A film in homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It concentrates on his absence from the Soviet Union and what he left behind. There are episodes of his funeral and places he lived in Moscow. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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Moscow Elegy Review
18 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe the previous reviewer has missed the point of Sokurov's masterful elegy. This film's purpose is not to provide biographical information, nor to provide insight into Tarkovsky's working process or legacy. 'Moscow Elegy' manipulates a great deal of footage from other Tarkovsky documentaries, notably 'One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich' and 'Tempo di Viaggio.' Rather, 'Moscow Elegy' should be seen as an artistic meditation on what it means to live, to die, and to leave one's traces in artistic works. In this regard, the film is largely successful. It is, perhaps, most affecting when seen AFTER the Tarkovsky's oeuvre and documentaries.


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