The Greek Film Archive presents the tribute "Image and Time, Andrei Tarkovsky".
The Greek Film Archive presents the tribute "Image and Time, Andrei Tarkovsky" .
This extensive retrospective will include the complete filmography of the iconic filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, who transformed the cinematic experience, sculpting in time and expanding the image through symbolic films on the subjects of faith, exile, and memory. Tarkovsky's work is indelibly influenced by the soviet cinema tradition, most prominently by its major representatives Romm, Dovzhenko and Eisenstein. Nevertheless, he composes an entirely personal film language, becoming one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Metaphysics, the polysemous nature of artistic creation, the subjects of faith and sacrifice and the meaning of human existence through the passage of time are amongst the main themes in Andrei Tarkovsky's filmography. The same themes defined his continuous and restless effort to compose the absolute cinematic image, fighting against the excruciating Russian bureaucracy.
The tribute is organized in cooperation with Mosfilm, with the support of the Russian Cultural and Scientific Centre in Athens, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Hellenic Republic, the Swedish Cinematheque Svenska Filminstitutet, the Italian Institute of Culture (Instituto Italiano di Cultura) in Athens and the Embassy of Sweden.
(From the organizer´s press release)
For more information about the Greek Film Archive please read on their website and about the tribute here. For the screening schedule please read under related documents.