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Mirror - The Criterion Collection

£25.99

Barcode: 5050629974522

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • Certification: TBC
  • Category: World Cinema
  • Released: 26th July 2021
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    A subtly ravishing passage through the halls of time and memory, this sublime reflection on twentieth century Russian history by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Stalker) is as much a poem composed in images, or a hypnagogic hallucination, as it is a work of cinema. In a richly textured collage of varying film stocks and newsreel footage, the recollections of a dying poet flash before our eyes, his dreams mingling with scenes of childhood, wartime, and marriage, all imbued with the mystical power of a trance. Largely dismissed by Soviet critics on its release because of its elusive narrative structure, Mirror has since taken its place as one of the director’s most renowned and influential works, a stunning personal statement from an artist transmitting his innermost thoughts and feelings directly from psyche to screen.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, a 2019 documentary about the director by his son Andrei A. Tarkovsky
    • The Dream in the Mirror, a new documentary by Louise Milne and Seán Martin
    • New interview with composer Eduard Artemyev
    • Islands: Georgy Rerberg, a 2007 documentary about the cinematographer
    • Archival interviews with Tarkovsky and screenwriter Alexander Misharin
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Carmen Gray and the 1968 film proposal and literary script by Tarkovsky and Misharin that they ultimately developed into Mirror
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    Actors Nikolai Grinko, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Margarita Terekhova, Philip Yankovsky, Ignat Danilstev, Oleg Yankovskiy, Larisa Tarkovskaya, Alla Demidova, Yuri Nazarov, Yura Sventikov
    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
    Additional info Language(s): Russian, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
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