Theatrical Thursday, featuring Andrei Tarkovsky.

In honor of the upcoming re-release of legendary director Andrei Tarkovsky’s final film, The Sacrifice, here are a few short videos (and selected trailers) worth your time.  Enjoy.



Below are The Sacrifice and Stalker trailers, and excerpts from interviews with Tarkovsky regarding perspectives on life, youth, and artistic spirituality.












  1. A Quiver of Quotes

    “Why does man exist?” I was just writing something about this, from a different angle, and then I came across your post featuring Tarkovsky. That’s a good clip—I relate to his “art is life” thesis. Thanks! 🙂

    • wyco

      He’s got a very interesting and deep creative (and life) perspective…it shows in the quality of his work! Thanks for reading!

      • wyco

        Absolutely…he’s one of my favorite filmmakers. His work is very exploratory…lots of delving into the human psyche; full of deep themes, revelatory observations, and beautiful imagery. His stuff is like visual poetry. Definitely get your toes wet by watching Stalker, which was a great film from 1979. If you do, let me know what you think!

      • A Quiver of Quotes

        Excellent, yes, I see (missed the trailer before).

        “… human psyche; full of deep themes, revelatory observations, and beautiful imagery”—sounds great!

        Have you watched the new restored version—is it well-done?

      • wyco

        I think you’d enjoy it! Set aside a few quiet hours to fully contemplate it. The Criterion Collection was behind the re-release (in my opinion, they’re the best distributors of classic films), and from what I’ve heard, it’s a fantastic digital restoration. I wish that it would’ve played in the theaters near me…that would’ve been an experience to see it on the big screen. I’ll grab the DVD at some point.

      • wyco

        Glad you did! Let me know what you think if you get around to it. You’re very welcome…any time 🙂

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