Andrei Tarkovsky: "Andrei Rublev"(1969) and "Stalker" (1979) A double feature of my favorite two from Tarkovsky, the "Soviet Kubrick". Or perhaps Kubrick was the American Tarkovsky?
As embedding has been disabled by Mosfilm, you will have to click on the links to watch. Sorry. But it's worth it. Both these films are among the greatest ever made--especially the first one. His masterpiece Andrei Rublev (1969)
And a foreboding of Chernobyl, which also may have caused the cancer (because the area it was filmed was contaminated) that killed him, the film's star Anatoliy Solonitsyn (also the actor who played Rublev ten years before that), and others involved. That would be Stalker (1979)
I really don't care if you think Russian films are long, slow or boring. Give these films a chance, because they're magnificent. You'll see. __________________
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson