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Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988)
"Regi Andrej Tarkovskij" (original title)

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Documentary on the making of "The Sacrifice."

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During the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film Offret, cameraman Arne Carlsson taped around 50 hours of behind the scenes footage. Editor Michal Leszczylowski took the material and added scenes of previous interviews and interesting statements from the script of Offret and from Tarkovsky's book 'Sculpting in Time'. The result is a documentary that shows the way Tarkovksy worked: carefully building each scene. Shows why he did the things he did: his vision on film. And shows the emotion of the man Tarkovsky: his great disappointment when the camera breaks while shooting the house going up in flames. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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CAUTION: Genius at Work!
30 September 2001 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

Andrei Tarkovsky was a director who believed that filmmaking was defined by time. The director was more than a person who put images onto celluloid. He was a poet, a master craftsman who molded his creation to do what he saw to be fit, and removed what was excessive. If more directors followed the example of Tarkovsky than you would see more of the personal world of those who make film, but because of the studio-driven world of motion pictures, it is hard to make or to even see these movies.

This is what I learned from Michal Leszczylowski's film DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY. Unlike Chris Marker's ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH, the documentary doesn't go into much detail regarding Tarkovsky's unique film style. Rather, it's an example of his unique way of making movies, particularly on the set of his last film (THE SACRIFICE). Another aspect that made his style so unique is that (and this is the shocking part!) he was a director that actually knew that the audience had a spiritual need that had to be satisfied. The studio heads would cringe at the very thought of approving more projects that refer to this important need, but Tarkovsky knew it was evident.

DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY is more than a companion to his last film, it is an inside look at the personal world of a genius.


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