23 years old. BA in media science.
Artist and film enthusiast.
My Favorite Films
Сталкер explores themes of faith, meaning, art, and the relation between people. With Сталкер, Tarkovsky makes what’s essentially a science fiction film, but Сталкер is more than that. Сталкер is an existential piece of art.
Сталкер is a meditative experience. Long sequences, monologues, ambient sounds, and music... sequences of dreams and memories gliding slowly through time.
In Сталкер nature has…
Persona (1966) is one of the best films ever made and my all-time favorite film.
Persona is Ingmar Bergman's highest artistic achievement and that says a lot, for Bergman, is the man who gave the world such masterpieces as Det Sjunde Inseglet (1957), Smultronstället (1957), Fanny och Alexander (1982) among many others.
The opening sequence of Persona is a work of art in and of itself; surreal, energetic, and mysterious. The whole of the movie is contained in the opening.
Clocks without hands, time standing still,
trapped alone, the mind falling ill.
Cold clammy hands, Death reaching for you,
no way out, no chance to undo.
Victor Sjöström's last great role and a love letter from Ingmar Bergman who has cited Sjöström as being one of his biggest influences. Sjöström's most well-known film probably is Körkarlen (1921) of which Bergman also has declared his favorite film.
Isak Borg (Victor Sjöstrom) who used to be a respected doctor has now become…
Il Posto is a story about feeling overwhelmed, alienated and being in love.
Like Gregor in Franz Kafka’s Die Verwanslung (Metamorphosis), our protagonist Domenico (Sandro Panseri) is forced into an unfamiliar and strange situation. Like Gregor, Domenico doesn't seem to fit, the world appears absurd, his coat is too big, he is a young man in an old man's place.
Il Posto is a critique on the social ladder, those who climb, and those who are on top. Don’t leave your desk for too long, somebody might just come and take your seat.
“Seize the moment. But remember, you must be quick.”
Cinema giant Andrei Tarkovsky's fourth masterpiece. Зеркало (Mirror) is a poetic film, Andrei Tarkovsky even had his father Arseny Tarkovsky read his poems aloud as the film's narrator.
The poetic beauty of Arseny's words combined with the beauty of Andrei's visuals elevates Зеркало to heights rarely seen before in the art of film. Зеркало has it all, from captivating introspective moments of self-reflection to images teetering on the edge of those of nightmares.
Зеркало encapsulates life and memories. How we experience and…