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ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Sergei Toymentsev


Despite an output of only 7 feature films in 20 years, Andrei Tarkovsky has had a profound influence on international cinema. Famous for their spiritual depth and incredible visual beauty, his films have gained cult status among cineastes and are often included in ranking polls and charts dedicated to the best movies ever made. Beginning with the late 1980s, Tarkovsky’s highly complex cinema has continuously attracted scholarly attention by generating countless hermeneutic challenges and possibilities for film critics. This book provides a fresh look at the director’s legacy, with critical ess ... More

Keywords: Andrei Tarkovsky, film aesthetics, film directors, interdisciplinary, Russian cinema, Soviet cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474437233
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sergei Toymentsev, editor
Florida State University

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Part I Backgrounds

Part II Film Method

Part III Theoretical Approaches

Chapter 13 Memory and Trace

Mikhail Iampolski

Part IV Legacy

End Matter