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Watch the Short Film ‘A Tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky’

Movies in 5 minutes have put together a video-essay paying homage to the work of Soviet and Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

Tarkovsky made films from the late ’50s up until the time of his death in 1986. He is known for his metaphysical, poetic filmmaking, with slow pacing and long takes.

Stalker, film by Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image via Movies in 5 Minutes: Vimeo/Screenshot)

‘Stalker,’ a film by Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image: Movies in 5 Minutes via Vimeo/Screenshot)

In his book Sculpting in Timehe explains his idea that… “cinema’s capacity for capturing time was its most important feature.”

The featured video is full of footage from Ivan’s ChildhoodAndrei RublevSolarisMirrorStalkerNostalgia, and The Sacrifice.

/ Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image via Movies in 5 Minutes: Vimeo/Screenshot)

‘Ivan’s Childhood’/Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image: Movies in 5 Minutes via Vimeo/Screenshot)

The films’ images are accompanied by the audio of an interview between Donatella Baglivo and Tarkovsky from the 1983 documentary Andrei Tarkovsky: A Poet in the Cinema. Tarkovsky is asked: “What is art?” And we watch a homage of scenes from his greatest films as he replies.

/ Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image via Movies in 5 Minutes: Vimeo/Screenshot)

‘The Mirror’ / Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image: Movies in 5 Minutes via Vimeo/Screenshot)

The question, and Andrei’s reply, is below:

Nostalgia, film by Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image via Movies in 5 Minutes: Vimeo/Screenshot)

‘Nostalgia,’ a film by Andrei Tarkovsky. (Image: Movies in 5 Minutes via Vimeo/Screenshot)

It’s a neat little reminder of his thinking and the films he made.

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