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Jun 11, 2021

In this Special Subject episode, we try to get a handle on Andrei Tarkovsky by looking at a couple of our favourites, in which Tarkovsky tries to get a handle on his mother (and faith, and memory, and guilt, and nostalgia, and the nature of womanhood, and the possibility of human connection): Mirror (1975) and Nostalghia (1983). We talk Tarkovskyan dream and "reality"; the interweaving of autobiography and fiction, representations of your own death, different kinds of doubles, mystical dogs, and amazing hair. 

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:                  MIRROR (1975) [dir. Andrei Tarkovsky]             

0h 59m 00s:                  NOSTALGHIA (1983) [dir. Andrei Tarkovsky]                                                   


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