Below, students of journalism, international studies and religious studies in Media School Professor of Practice Elaine Monaghan’s “Covering Ireland” reporting class write collaboratively about a showing of Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice, a film packed with allegories, religious imagery and thoughts about death, fear, hope and materialism. As you will read, the student reporters found an… Read more »
Guest post by Caleb Allison. In Andrei Tarkovsky’s poetic monograph Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema, he comments on the perpetual need for viewers to understand what the Zone in Stalker (1979) symbolizes. I believe part of the film’s power lies in its symbolic and visual ambiguity. There are no definitive answers given –… Read more »
Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky is known for his enigmatic films. Though his filmography is brief – in part due to political constraints in the former Soviet Union – he left an indelible mark on the art of cinema.