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Mirror - The Criterion Collection

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Released: 26th July 2021. A subtly ravishing passage through the halls of time and memory, this sublime reflection on twentieth century Russian history by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Stalker) is as much a poem composed in images, or a hypnagogic hallucination, as it is a work of cinema. In a richly textured collage of varying film stocks and newsreel footage, the recollections of a dying poet flash before our eyes, his dreams mingling with scenes of childhood, wartime, and marriage, all imbued with the mystical power of a trance. Largely dismissed by Soviet critics on its release because of its elusive narrative structure, Mirror has since taken its place as one of the director’s most renowned and influential works, a stunning personal statement from an artist transmitting his innermost thoughts and feelings directly from psyche to screen. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, a 2019 documentary about the director by his son Andrei A. Tarkovsky • The Dream in the Mirror, a new documentary by Louise Milne and Seán Martin • New interview with composer Eduard Artemyev • Islands: Georgy Rerberg, a 2007 documentary about the cinematographer • Archival interviews with Tarkovsky and screenwriter Alexander Misharin • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by critic Carmen Gray and the 1968 film proposal and literary script by Tarkovsky and Misharin that they ultimately developed into Mirror

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  • Details

    Released:
    26th July 2021
    Category:
    World Cinema
    Studio:
    Sony Pictures Home Ent.
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Barcode:
    5050629974522
  • Description

    A subtly ravishing passage through the halls of time and memory, this sublime reflection on twentieth century Russian history by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Stalker) is as much a poem composed in images, or a hypnagogic hallucination, as it is a work of cinema. In a richly textured collage of varying film stocks and newsreel footage, the recollections of a dying poet flash before our eyes, his dreams mingling with scenes of childhood, wartime, and marriage, all imbued with the mystical power of a trance. Largely dismissed by Soviet critics on its release because of its elusive narrative structure, Mirror has since taken its place as one of the director’s most renowned and influential works, a stunning personal statement from an artist transmitting his innermost thoughts and feelings directly from psyche to screen.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, a 2019 documentary about the director by his son Andrei A. Tarkovsky
    • The Dream in the Mirror, a new documentary by Louise Milne and Seán Martin
    • New interview with composer Eduard Artemyev
    • Islands: Georgy Rerberg, a 2007 documentary about the cinematographer
    • Archival interviews with Tarkovsky and screenwriter Alexander Misharin
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Carmen Gray and the 1968 film proposal and literary script by Tarkovsky and Misharin that they ultimately developed into Mirror
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Original Language:
    Russian
    Extras:
    Language(s): Russian, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
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