The Mirror

1975. Russia. Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky. With Margarita Terekhova. 108 min. 35mm print



Shakespeare said an artist’s role was to hold a mirror up to nature; in this semi-autobiographical work, Tarkovsky does just that, though his looking-glass is a fractured and opaque as human experience itself. The movie weaves a series of haunting, half-remembered dreams as a dying man reflects on his broken past.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free