Film: The Mirror

The Mirror (Зеркало, Zerkalo) is a 1975 semi-autobiographical film by Andrei Tarkovsky. It is difficult to describe because of the plot, whose non-linear nature defies any kind of concrete narrative structure. It is best to describe it as the thoughts and recollections of Alexei (Ignat Daniltsev) and his son Ignat (Ignat Daniltsev) about his mother Maria (Margarita Terekhova) and wife Natalia (Margarita Terekhova). These memories stretch from the Great Patriotic War to the present day. The film was never officially released due to Gos Kino complaints, but has recently been released on DVD and subsequently welcomed into the Tarkovsky oeuvre.


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