films seen
7/10
average score
1.71*
nationality
Soviet Union - 54 years old
status
R.I.P. (1932 - 1986)
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The good stuff

Stalker

by Andrei Tarkovsky
Specifics
1979 / 162m - Soviet Union
Genre
Sci-fi, Mystery
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Stalker poster

Worthy but flawed

Ivan's Childhood

by Andrei Tarkovsky
Also known as
Ivanovo Detstvo
Specifics
1962 / 95m - Soviet Union
Genre
Drama, War
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Ivan's Childhood poster

An early Tarkovksy that is surprisingly accessible. There are some dreams and flashbacks, other than that this was a pretty straightforward story about a young boy during wartime. The story and characters aren't that interesting, but the cinematography certainly helped to make the film stand out.

Set during WWII, the film follows Ivan, a young boy who works for the Russians. When he is captured in Germany by a Russian regiment, they don't believe his story, but after checking in with the people back home it becomes clear Ivan has vital information for them. Through flashbacks, we find out more about Ivan's past.

The cinematography is the clear winner here, the scenes in the swamp in particular are very beautiful (and reminiscent of similar scenes in Come and See). The film could've used a better soundtrack and a little less dialogue, the story itself isn't too special either, but at least Tarkovksy makes sure there's plenty of pretty images to look forward to.

Dubious filler

Nostalgia

by Andrei Tarkovsky
Also known as
Nostalghia
Specifics
1983 / 125m - Soviet Union
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Nostalgia poster

Big nopes

The Mirror

by Andrei Tarkovsky
Also known as
Zerkalo
Specifics
1975 / 107m - Soviet Union
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
The Mirror poster

Solaris

by Andrei Tarkovsky
Also known as
Solyaris
Specifics
1972 / 167m - Soviet Union
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Solaris poster

There Will Be No Leave Today

by Aleksandr Gordon, Andrei Tarkovsky
Also known as
Segodnya Uvolneniya Ne Budet
Specifics
1959 / 45m - Soviet Union
Genre
Drama, Thriller
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
There Will Be No Leave Today poster

Irritation overload

Andrei Rublev

by Andrei Tarkovsky
Also known as
Andrey Rublyov
Specifics
1966 / 205m - Soviet Union
Genre
Drama
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Andrei Rublev poster