Tarkovsky’s films have written his name in golden letters in the ‘ best films ‘ category from the time they were released to the present day. Tarkovsky , whose name you are familiar with now, was one of the most popular directors and screenwriters of his time. Tarkovsky, one of the first names that comes to mind when it comes to Russian and world cinema, and his films are not the kind that you can easily watch and pass by. If we want to reflect and analyze the movie we watched, let’s take a look at Tarkovsky’s 10 most popular movies…
1) Ubytsy – The Murderers (1956) | IMDb: 6.6
Murderers, made by Andrei Tarkovsky while he was still a student at the State Institute of Cinematography, is about two people being in a restaurant to kill a third person. During this wait, we watch the psychological world of the heroes.
2) Tempo Di Viaggio – Travel in Time (1983) | IMDb: 7.3
Published in the documentary genre, the production tells the prequel to Tarkovsky’s film ‘Nostalgia’. Planned shoots are being explored in company with screenwriter Tonino Guerra. Tarkovsky in Time Travel, 18. It portrays a 19th century poet. Tempo Di Viaggio is one of the must-sees before watching the movie Nostalgia…
3) Katok i Skripka – Cylinder and Violin (1961) | IMDb: 7.4
Surprisingly found with different camera angles Cylinder and Violin focuses on the story of seven-year-old Sasha, who plays the violin every day to satisfy her family. Events develop when Sasha meets a worker on the ferry by chance.
4) Offret – The Sacrifice (1986) | IMDb: 8.0
Sacrifice, which is known as Tarkovsky’s farewell to the cinema, stars a journalist, philosopher and actor named Alexander. The dialogue that will begin between Alexander and his son is interrupted by the start of nuclear war. Thereupon, Alexander begins to look for a way to achieve world peace.
5) Solyaris – Solaris (1972) | IMDb: 8.1
Tarkovsky’s most censored film Solaris is based on the novel of the same name. In the movie, the minds of people who come to Solaris diverge after they reach the planet. A psychologist is sent to Solaris to solve this mysterious case.
6) Ivanovo Detstvo – Ivan’s Childhood (1962) | IMDb: 8.1
7) Zerkalo – Mirror (1975) | IMDb: 8.1
Mirror, which carries traces of Andrei Tarkovsky’s personal life, contains many topics about love and memories. In the film, we see many different issues intertwined with the innocent thoughts of a child, his view of the Soviet people and family feelings. It is clear from the title that the film has autobiographical qualities for Tarkovsky.
8) Stalker – Tracker (1979) | IMDb: 8.1
A meteorite falling to Earth destroys life in the area it fell. Upon this ‘ zone A region called ‘ is formed. Afterwards, there is a rumor that the dreams of people entering the Zone will come true. Only brave people called Stalkers can enter the Zone, which is protected by soldiers. Our lead character decides to enter the region with a scientist and a writer.
9) Andrei Rublev (1969) | IMDb: 8.1
With this film by Tarkovsky, the 15th. We are going to the century. The film tells the story of Andrei Rublev, who was considered Russia’s most popular painter in the Middle Ages. What happened in Russia of the period is revealed in all its reality in the film. Andrei Rublev also includes the barbarism and Tatar attacks at that time.
10) Nostalghia – Nostalgia (1983)| IMDb: 8.1
A popular Russian poet, Andrei, travels to Italy to investigate the life of musician Sosnovsky. While she is with the Italian translator, her past haunts her. Nostalgia describes an adventure in which Andrei thinks and internalizes his family a lot.
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