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ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Editor: Sergei Toymentsev
Date: 2021
Language: English
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URL: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-refocus-the-films-of-andrei-tarkovsky.html
Abstract: Reassesses the work of the influential Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Sheds new light on Tarkovsky’s biography in connection to his films
  • Assesses the director’s contributions to film theory and aesthetics by close analysis of his films and writings
  • Offers highly original interpretations of Tarkovsky’s oeuvre in the context of film aesthetics, psychoanalysis, philosophy, cultural studies and art history
  • Traces the influence of Tarkovsky’s legacy on contemporary filmmakers

Despite an output of only 7 feature films in 20 years, Andrei Tarkovsky has had a profound influence on international cinema. Famous for their spiritual depth and incredible visual beauty, his films have gained cult status among cineastes and are often included in ranking polls and charts dedicated to the ‘best movies ever made.’ Beginning with the late 1980s, Tarkovsky’s highly complex cinema has continuously attracted scholarly attention by generating countless hermeneutic challenges and possibilities for film critics.

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Series: ReFocus: The International Directors Series
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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher's URL: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com
Number of Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781474437257
Review copy: available for review