Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988) documentary by Michal Leszczylowski
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Documetary made during the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film Offret (Sacrifice). Made by Michal Leszczylowski. Dedicated to Maestro.
During the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film Offret, cameraman Arne Carlsson taped around 50 hours of behind the scenes footage. Editor Michal Leszczylowski took the material and added scenes
of previous interviews and interesting statements from the script of Offret and from Tarkovsky's book 'Sculpting in Time'. The result is a documentary that shows the way Tarkovksy worked: carefully
building each scene. Shows why he did the things he did: his vision on film. And shows the emotion of the man Tarkovsky: his great disappointment when the camera breaks while shooting the house going
up in flames. Written by Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrei Tarkovsky was a director who believed that filmmaking was defined by time. The director was more than a person who put images onto celluloid. He was a poet, a master craftsman who molded his
creation to do what he saw to be fit, and removed what was excessive. If more directors followed the example of Tarkovsky than you would see more of the personal world of those who make film, but
because of the studio-driven world of motion pictures, it is hard to make or to even see these
movies. /Imdb user/
Sven Nykvist (1922-2006), considered by many to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers.
This is what I learned from Michal Leszczylowski's film DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY. Unlike Chris Marker's ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH, the documentary doesn't go into much detail
regarding Tarkovsky's unique film style. Rather, it's an example of his unique way of making movies, particularly on the set of his last film (THE SACRIFICE). Another aspect that made his style so
unique is that (and this is the shocking part!) he was a director that actually knew that the audience had a spiritual need that had to be satisfied. The studio heads would cringe at the very
thought of approving more projects that refer to this important need, but Tarkovsky knew it was
evident. /Imdb user/
DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY is more than a companion to his last film, it is an inside look at the
personal world of a genius./Imdb user/
I couldn't keep my tears from running while watching this documentary, as well as all the films of Tarkovsky.
This documentary is best appreciated after you have made yourself familiar with Tarkovsky's seven great, complex, troubling movies; after seeing them, this film serves both as an excellent window
into the mind of the man who made them, and as a touching eulogy for his departure. That aside, it's also one of the best films about filmmaking ever made. It's available on the DVD release of "The
Sacrifice" as the bottom half of an excellent double feature. /Imdb user/
Andrey Tarkovsky - Sculpting in Time ( 9Mb, ebook)
This post is dedicated to FNB.47 and all admirers of Maestro.