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The Mirror (Zerkalo) (1975)

The Mirror
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Margarita Terekhova Margarita Terekhova
Natalya / Maroussia - the Mother
Oleg Yankovskiy Oleg Yankovskiy
The Father
Filipp Yankovskiy Filipp Yankovskiy
Aleksei - Five Years Old
Ignat Daniltsev Ignat Daniltsev
Ignat / Aleksei - twelve years old
Nikolay Grinko Nikolay Grinko
Printery Director
Yuriy Nazarov Yuriy Nazarov
Military trainer
Anatoliy Solonitsyn Anatoliy Solonitsyn
Forensic doctor


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Aleksandr Misharin Aleksandr Misharin
(as A. Misharin)
Arseniy Tarkovskiy Arseniy Tarkovskiy
poems (uncredited)


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6 years, 11 months ago at Feb 17 8:49
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nothing i can say would give this film enough credit. Andrei Tarkovsky is a poet, and he is a poet on film, the film is a bit confusing as some actors play 2 characters. the film is very personal and intimate. it is comprised of seemingly non related scenes depicting memories from childhood. Tarkovsky delivers some of the most striking cinematography i have ever seen, and i can easily say that the... read more
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Description: Andrei Tarkovsky's THE MIRROR (1974) is his most personal and artistically daring film. A semi-autobiographical work, it interweaves poems, dramatic scenes, dreams and newsreels to evoke the inner symbolic world of the protagonist, his nostalgia for the past and his troubled relationships with his wife and mother in the present. At the same time it is a meditation on the nature of Russia, from the nation's role as mediator between the East and West to specific historical events such as the Stalinist purges of the mid-to-late 1930s and World War II. ... (more)
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Tags: 1970s (11), Russian (10), Soviet Union (8), 1975 (7), War (4), Family (3), Atomic Bomb (3), Drama (3), Russia (3), Tarkovsky (3), 70's (3), (2), Poetry (2), Mother (2), History (2), Biography (2), Dancer (2), Hot Air Balloon (2), Spanish Civil War (2), Color (2)
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