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13th October 2007

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Tarkovsky Festival

Organised by Tarkovsky Festival

L O N D O N November – December

A Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Great Master of World Cinema

Andrei Tarkovsky

and the 100th Anniversary of his Father, the Great Russian Poet,

Arseny Tarkovsky

“My discovery of Tarkovsky’s first film was like a miracle. Suddenly I
found myself standing at the door of a room the key of which had, until
then, never been given to me. It was a room I had always wanted to enter
and where he was moving freely and fully at ease. Tarkovsky for me is the
greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film,
as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream”.

Ingmar Bergman


22 November 2007 – 20 January 2008 “Bright, Bright Day…”
Tarkovsky Polaroids Exhibition
White Space Gallery, St Peter`s Church, Vere St., W16 0D0, tel.020 7399

5 December – 6 December 2007 “The Intertwining of Two
(“Dvukh Golosov Pereklichka…”)
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Sq, WC1A 2TA, tel. 020 7269 9770,

First evening is dedicated to Arseny Tarkovsky.
Marina Tarkovskaya – daughter of the poet will talk on her father.
A number of distinguished British poets, translators and actors (Robert
Chandler, Kitty Hunter-Blair, Richard McKane ) will take part in the

The second evening is dedicated to Andrei Tarkovsky.
Marina Tarkovskaya will talk about her brother.
Aleksandr Gordon – a film director will talk about Tarkovsky’s student
years at VGIK. Aleksandr will show an extract from his film “Lazo” where
Tarkovsky plays a White officer.
Layla Alexander-Garrett will share her experience working on Tarkovsky’s
last film “The Sacrifice”.

7 December 2007– 13 December 2007 Tarkovsky`s Film Retrospective

Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon St.,W1J 7TY, Box Office:0871 7033 989,
A focal point of the event is the screening of Tarkovsky’s seven feature
films, as well as, documentaries and a play by Erland Josephson.
A brand new 35 mm print of “The Sacrifice” will be released by “Artificial

Each screening will be introduced by an actor or a participant in the

Fri. 7 Dec. 7pm “The Sacrifice” – Gudrun Gisladottir, Layla
Alexander-Garrett Q&A
(Also plays on 8 Dec. 12am; 9Dec. 12:30pm; 11 Dec. 3pm; 12 Dec. 1:30pm)
Sat. 8 Dec. 5:30pm “Andrei Rublev” – Vadim Yusov Q&A
Sun. 9 Dec. 6pm “Stalker” – Alexander Gordon Q&A
Mon. 10 Dec. 6:40pm “The Mirror” – Marina Tarkovskaya Q&A
Tue. 11 Dec. 6:50pm “Ivan’s Childhood” – Nikolai Burlyaev Q&A
Wed. 12 Dec. 6pm “Solaris” – Natalia Bondarchuk Q&A
Thu. 13 Dec. 6:30pm “Nostalgia” – Oleg Yankovsky Q&A

At the Curzon Mayfair – screenings of documentary films dedicated to
Andrei Tarkovsky:

Sat. 8 Dec 2:45pm “Directed by Tarkovsky” by Michal Leszchylowski
Mon. 10 Dec. 5pm “Cinema is a Mosaic of Time” – by Donatella Baglivo
Wed. 12 Dec. 4:30pm “One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich” by Chris
Thu. 13 Dec. 4:30pm “Moscow Elegy” by Aleksanrd Sokurov

9 December 2007 at Curzon Mayfair – The English premiere of Erland

“One Summer
Night in Sweden”
(“En natt i den svenska sommaren”)

The director – Brian Stirner.

The play is dedicated to Tarkovsky’s last masterpiece “The Sacrifice”.
It is a philosophical reflection on the clash of two cultures – the
Russian and the Western; a collision between talent and pragmatism and its
striving for petty domination; on the desire to penetrate the mysterious
soul of the Russian director; on the painful and complicated relationship
between actors and director and the uplifting, intoxicating sensation of
being understood and accepted.

10 December 2007 Master-classes
for students

NFTS– National Film and Television School at Beaconsfield, BUCKS HP9 1LG

Workshops will be exploring Andrei Tarkovsky’s creative contribution to
the world cinema.

After the Festival the new print of “THE SACRIFICE” will be shown around
the country:
London – “Renoir“, Barbican”/ Edinburgh – “Film House” / Glasgow –
Oxford – “Phoenix” / Cambridge – “Arts Picture House” / Bristol –
Manchester – “Corner House” / Dublin – “IFI”

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