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NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

  And, indeed, I will ask on my own account here, an idle question: which is better—cheap happiness or exalted sufferings? Well, which is better?---Fyodor Dostoevsky ---Notes from Underground There are certain people of whom it is difficult to say anything which will at once throw them into relief—in other words, describe them graphically in their typical characteristics. These are they who are generally known as “commonplace people,” and this class comprises, of course, the immense majority of mankind. Authors, as a rule, attempt to select and portray types rarely met with in their entirety, but these types are nevertheless more real than real life itself. For instance, when the whole essence of an ordinary person’s nature lies in his perpetual and unchangeable commonplaceness; and when in spite of all his endeavours to do something out of the common, this person ends, eventually, by remaining in his unbroken line of routine—. I think such an individual really does become a type of hi

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Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky was a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, theatre director, writer, and film theorist. He is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential directors in the history of Russian and world cinema.


When film is not a document, it is a dream. That is why Tarkovsky is the greatest of them all. He moves with such naturalness in the room of dreams. He doesn't explain. What should be explained anyhow? He is a spectator, capable of staging his visions in the most unwieldy but, in a way, the most willing of media.
Ingmar Bergman




















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Ivan's Childhood  [ 1962 ]






Ivan's Childhood  [ 1962 ]





 Ivan's Childhood  [ 1962 ]





Ivan's Childhood  [ 1962 ]




Ivan's Childhood  [ 1962 ]








Andrei Rublev [ 1966 ]






Andrei Rublev [ 1966 ]






 Solaris [ 1972 ]




 Solaris [ 1972 ]





Mirror  [ 1975 ]





Mirror  [ 1975 ]





Mirror  [ 1975 ]





Mirror  [ 1975 ]






Mirror  [ 1975 ]





Mirror  [ 1975 ]





Mirror  [ 1975 ]




Mirror  [ 1975 ]






Mirror  [ 1975 ]





Stalker [ 1979 ]





Stalker [ 1979 ]





Stalker [ 1979 ]





Stalker [ 1979 ]












Stalker [ 1979 ]






Nostalgia [ 1983 ]





Nostalgia [ 1983 ]





Nostalgia [ 1983 ]





Nostalgia [ 1983 ]





Nostalgia [ 1983 ]





Nostalgia [ 1983 ]





Sacrifice [ 1986 ]


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