Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Dramatic footage is
intercut with documentary sequences from the Spanish Civil War and Soviet-Chinese
confrontations in this essential film whose puzzles provide the key to Tarkovsky's other
works. Tarkovsky's looking glass is not merely cracked but shattered and we see the
jagged, jumbled reflections of its shards, each reflecting an aspect of the tragedies in
the life of the man. "Superbly directed; overall, it works most effectively as
an homage to childhood innocence."... Leonard Maltin's Film & Video Guide.
Russian with English subtitles.