Aug 272013
Vadim Ivanovitch Yusov 1929-2013

The great Russian cinematographer has passed away. My condolences to his wife and family. I took this photo of Vadim at the Plus Camerimage 2012 Festival, where he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Yusov’s lengthy filmography included 3 films with Andrei Tarkovsky: Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Rublev, and Solaris. I also had the opportunity to interview [...]

Jul 302013
THE MIRROR by Andrei Tarkovsky 1975

The Mirror is the strongest film by the great Russian film poet Andrei Tarkovsky. This masterpiece conveys a magical, sometime terrifying childhood, through a series of spoken poems and thoughts illustrated by stunning, memorable images. The Mirror is one of those few films that succeeds in being a pure poem of images and sounds, rather [...]