Complete Andrei Tarkovsky

This spring, Amherst Cinema celebrates the enigmatic genius of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986).

All seven of Tarkovsky's feature films are presented here in chronological order, each film playing first Sunday at 1:00, then Wednesday at 7:00.

"Tarkovsky is, for me, the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream." - Ingmar Bergman

With his second feature, a towering epic that took him years to complete, Tarkovsky waded deep into the past and emerged with a visionary masterwork about renowned icon painter Andrei Rublev.
Sun, 3/24
Wed, 3/27
A cosmonaut investigates strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station, orbiting a mysterious planet.
Sun, 3/31
Wed, 4/3
Reflecting upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people, this beautiful, densely layered film is Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work. Presented on 35mm.
Sun, 4/7
Wed, 4/10
A hired guide leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster.
Sun, 4/14
Wed, 4/17
A Russian intellectual doing research in Italy becomes obsessed with the Botticelli-like beauty of his translator, as well as with the apocalyptic ramblings of a self-destructive wanderer.
Sun, 4/21
Wed, 4/24
Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, THE SACRIFICE, is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation.
Sun, 4/28
Wed, 5/1