really enjoyed this! of course the autumnal vibes were amazing and i can't wait to rewatch it then. on top of that, the movie just tells a really beautiful and inspiring story (not without its bittersweet touches, i may have cried) with a great script and performances.
i'm conflicted because this definitely is my type of movie, the balancing of reality with nostalgia is done really well, and the two leads give great performances. but while actually watching the movie was a good experience after it ended i was really just left a bit cold emotionally. but still, definitely a positive experience watching and maybe i just need to revisit when a) i'm not in high school myself and b) i've had an actual romantic relationship.
I sometimes feel so absolutely alone in the world. Like I'm sitting in a house in a town in a county in a state in the middle of nowhere. I am the center of my own life, yet I always feel like the real center is thousands of miles away. Each car that drives past my window, each family walking their dog. Every drop of rain, every whisper from the wind. Life is so fleeting, and I feel like I'm…
I was NOT expecting to be deeply personally affected by a 3-hour 1960s Russian black and white movie - from a notoriously difficult director - about a 15th century icon painter, but here we are. This was incredible.
"In cinema it is necessary not to explain, but to act upon the viewer's feelings, and the emotion which is awoken is what provokes thought," said Tarkovsky himself in 1962. I am going to take this to heart, and write about what…