Tarkovsky: Time Within Time explores the acclaimed Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky through his diary to discover the man and the vision to which he aspires. While developing a film on Dostoievsky, he wrote, ‘We must make a film about the man himself, about his personality, his god, his devil, his work’. Tarkovsky’s story is told chronologically and we come to know the man himself, through his articulate assessments on love, art, and the struggles working within the Soviet Communist political system. Of his 7 ambitious films, 5 were made under the heavy hand of censors in the Soviet Union. He defected in 1984 to Italy with the help of acclaimed screenwriter Tonino Guerra. He directed 2 films in the West until his untimely death in 1986 at age 54 from cancer. Narrated by the renowned Russian actor Oleg Vidov, you become mesmerized as if Tarkovsky himself is speaking to you. Through a collection of rare film footage and photos from Marina Tarkovsky (sister), Andrei Konchalovsky, Tonino Guerra, Enrica Antonioni, and coupled with interviews from people who knew him best, we take you on a passionate journey to discover the life, love, and art of Andrei Tarkovsky in Moscow, Rome, Stockholm, and Sainte Genevieve des Bois outside Paris where he is buried.
Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) is widely regarded as one of the worlds’ top directors- throughout history. TWT explores Tarkovsky through his diary and his articulate assessments on love, art, and the struggles working within the Soviet political system. Of his 7 ambitious films, 5 were made under the heavy hand of censors in the Soviet Union. In 1984 he defected to Italy with help from screenwriter Tonino Guerra, and Director Michelangelo Antonioni. He directed 2 films in the West until his untimely death in Paris at age 54. Narrated by Oleg Vidov, combined with a collection of rare film excerpts and photos, and interviews from people who knew him best, we take you on a passionate journey into the life, love, and work of Andrei Tarkovsky.