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Andrei Tarkovsky


In a long interview with the acclaimed Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986), Donatella Baglivo avoids the subject of politics -- not a favorite topic with Tarkovsky, who had just defected from the Soviet Union at this time -- and asks him questions about his life and philosophy. World War II imbued his pre-teen years with the deprivation suffered by Russians in general. Tarkovsky's personal situation was all the worse because his father, a major Russian poet, abandoned his mother early in their...more