Andrei Tarkovsky’s non-linear exploration of his own family and childhood is full of unforgettable images that work better if you sort of let them wash over you instead of trying to make sense of a plot or whatever.
Category Archives: Russian movies
IVAN THE TERRIBLE (1944)
A historical epic filmed in Russia during World War II with an unlimited budget, but Stalin found himself regretting the end result.
A heavily influential Soviet sci-fi epic that takes a lot of patience from the viewer to get to its basic message: no matter how far we go, we’ll never be able to escape our own humanity.
THE ASCENT (1977)
An extremely depressing Soviet World War II movie that is also probably a great work of art.
BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925)
A Soviet propaganda film that basically invented the modern action sequence.
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (1929)
This “experiment” shocked contemporary audiences but influenced filmmaking decades after its initial release.