Reading Tarkovsky

Marking the publication of two new books on the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, J. Hoberman writes movingly on the artist for Bookforum, beginning with some thoughts on his 1966 epic: “The inventor and master of the Soviet sublime, Tarkovsky realized himself with a singular convulsive work, a violent medieval spectacle set against the carnage of the Tartar invasions and charged with heady pantheistic mysticism—Andrei Rublev.”

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