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Une Journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch Details

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Master documentary filmmaker [[Performer~P101279~Chris Marker~chrismarker]] directs this loving tribute to the late great Russian director [[Performer~P113668~Andrei Tarkovsky~andreitarkovsky]], who made such classics of art cinema as [[Feature~V2236~Andrei Rublev~andreirublev]] (1966) and The Sacrifice (1986). The film opens with documentary footage of the tearful reunion between the director and his son, after the latter finally got an exit visa from Soviet officials. Though he was ailing from the cancer that would eventually kill him, Tarkovsky cheerfully talks with his family while drinking champagne. Relying on Marker's lyrical commentary, the film juxtaposes sequences of Tarkovsky on his deathbed, footage on the set of The Sacrifice, and material from his many films. Marker postulates that the director's use of fundamental elements such as earth and fire parallel that of another cinematic master -- [[Performer~P98309~Akira Kurosawa~akirakurosawa]] (who was the topic of Marker's 1985 film, AK). Une Journee D'Andrei Arsenevitch was screened at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast

Eva Mattes
as Narrator (German)
Alexandra Stewart
as Narrator (English)
Marina Vlady
as Narrator (French)

Crew

Chris Marker
Director
Thierry Garrel
Producer
Claude Guisard
Producer
Chris Marker
Screenwriter
Marc André Batigne
Cinematographer
Eduard Artemyev
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Purcell
Featured Music
Chris Marker
Editor
Richard Delmonte
Executive Producer
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