7 Andrei Tarkovsky films to be shown in the UK

[From the website Russia beyond the Headlines]

“To me he is God,” says Lars von Trier about the Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky. In an interview with the magazine Time Out London, von Trier says he has seen Tarkovsky’s 1975 film The Mirror 20 times.

Beginning on May 20 Brits will have a chance to watch The Mirror, as well as another six Tarkovsky masterpieces in cinemas across the UK.

The film program is called, Andrei Tarkovsky: Sculpting Time, and it will show digital restorations of the legendary Russian auteur’s films. The screenings, as well as new posters and trailers for the movies, were prepared by Curzon Artificial Eye, a British cinema company that is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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