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  • Princess Yang Kwei Fei

    ★★★★

  • Woman of Rumor

    ★★★½

  • Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★½

  • Blind Chance

    ★★★★½

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  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★½

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    Today: Ivan's Childhood

    „Ivan's Childhood shows the audience a grim, blood-spoiled reality and in contrast a normal life a child should live in.“
    (The Two Cineasts)

    Hi everybody, Andrei Tarkovsky is our favorite director, awe-inspiring and therefore hard to grasp satisfactorily as a man who had an enormous talent and even more vision in what to achieve to change people's minds about film and how we process the shown beauty (visually and philosophically).…

  • The Steamroller and the Violin

    The Steamroller and the Violin

    ★★★★★

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    Today: The Steamroller and the Violin

    „All they needed was a friend… .“
    (The Two Cineasts)

    Hi everybody, oh man, it's hard to believe, that this short film is actually supposed to be Andrei Tarkovsky's thesis, many other directors could consider themselves lucky to create a comparable work only once in their career. An incredibly beautiful film, in which many topics can be recognized that play a central role in his later works.…

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  • There Will Be No Leave Today

    There Will Be No Leave Today

    ★★★½

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    Today: There Will Be No Leave Today

    „Yes, bro, seems like there will be no leave today.”
    (Leonid Kuravlyov as Morozov)

    Hi everybody, one of Russia's most important filmmakers and soon-to-be well known director Andrei Tarkovsky stages in his second more impressive student film, a scenario with which many people can relate. Even today there are reports of long covered Second World War bombs discovered at maintenance works or so and just a…

  • The Killers

    The Killers

    ★★★

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    Today: The Killers

    „Andrei Tarkovsky is our favorite director of all time, with sadly just 7 full feature films. Time to look at his earlier short movies!”
    (The Two Cineasts)

    Hi everybody, Andrei Tarkovsky's very first movie, he directed alongside two other students as a project for his film academy, the State Institute of Cinematography, was a short film that happened to be a faithful adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's ”The Killers“ that was…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    "When I first was writing the script I thought it was about loneliness. What I learned while writing the script is this was about a man who suffered from the pathology of loneliness, he wasn't only by nature he was lonely as a defense mechanism and he reinforced his own loneliness by his own behavior and the pathology grew until it became malignant and violent."
    (Screenwriter Paul Schrader)


    AN INDIVIDUALS FIGHT AGAINST LONELINESS - SCORSESE'S DARK MASTERPIECE OF URBAN ALIENATION IS DISTURBING, POWERFUL, AND REMAINS RELEVANT

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★★★

    "I swore I would never be involved in a picture with this much violence in it. But the more I read it and the more I came to understand the purpose of the film, the more fascinated I became."
    (Gene Hackman)


    BLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN HEROISM AND VILLAINY, "UNFORGIVEN" SHATTERS THE MYTH OF "THE OLD WEST"