Paris, Texas dir: Wim Wenders (1984)
“Then he ran. He never looked back at the fire. He just ran. He ran until the sun came up and he couldn’t run any further. And when the sun went down, he ran again. For five days he ran like this until every sign of man had disappeared.”

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"l am becoming a human being. l can feel just as deeply as you."
— Solaris (1972) dir. by Andrei Tarkovsky

Stalker (1979) - Andrei Tarkovsky
Through the Meat Grinder

It was during a spirituous séance that [Tarkovsky] supposedly entered into contact with Boris Pasternak, who told him he would shoot seven films.
“Only?” Andrei said.
“But good ones,” Boris Leonidovich replied.
And not counting his school works, Tarkovsky in fact created seven films.
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The projection began. It was the first time that Andrei really saw [his final film, The Sacrifice]… Did he think of Pasternak’s prophecy?
One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich [Une journée d’Andrei Arsenevich] (Chris Marker, 1999)

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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky by Gueorgui Pinkhassov, 1979

Andrei Tarkovsky

“Then I felt that every inflection of my voice, every word in my mouth, was a lie, a play whose sole purpose was to cover emptiness and boredom. There was only one way I could avoid a state of despair and a breakdown. To be silent. And to reach behind the silence for clarity or at least try to collect the resources that might still be available to me.”
— Ingmar Bergman, Persona (1966)

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Ingmar Bergman — ca. 1936.

Ingmar Bergman — ca. 1936.

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