In 20th-century Russia, a poet’s life unfolds before his eyes during his final rays of consciousness. His visions are filled with scenes from childhood, wartime, and marriage—mingling pivotal moments in Soviet history with the beautiful minutiae of everyday life.
A jaw-dropping meditation on the slippery nature of memory, Andrei Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical film bends time and space with its sumptuous melange of collective and personal histories. Rendered through dreamlike imagery, the journey between childhood and adulthood ascends to a mystical plane.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France