The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
“Not so much a movie as a place to inhabit for two hours” (J. Hoberman), Andrei Tarkovsky’s penultimate film is a hermetic, spiritual and truly visionary work mixing monochrome and desaturated images to provide a melancholy and physically inclement portrait of the netherworlds of exile and homesickness. Intense, concentrated and stylistically rigorous, Tonino Guerra and Tarkovsky’s Italy-shot collaboration also contains several of the most remarkable images and extended moments in the director’s oeuvre. With Oleg Yankovsky, Domiziana Giordano and Erland Josephson.
Courtesy of, and restored by, CSC Cineteca Nazionale.
Also screening on Wed 15 February
Screenwriting professor Howard Rodman described Tonino Guerra’s work as “the brave and moral thread that runs through the fabric of modernist cinema” but Guerra’s preferred categorisation of his contribution was simply to claim he “added some structure”...
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Australia's longest-running film society, Melbourne Cinémathèque screens significant works of international cinema in the medium they were created, the way they would have originally screened.
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