by Mark Neil Balson
"Both in theme and stylistic invention," writes Robert Avila, “Tarkovsky’s sixth film builds on what came before and clears the way for what lay ahead. It also remains a magnificent film on its own, characterized by a languid, moody and thrilling beauty as well as a compelling moral urgency that feels undiminished, indeed reinforced by the intervening decades.”
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“When we’re faced with purity and innocence, the cynical mask drops off, and all that is best in us reawakens.”
Love through the lens of Fellini, at the Paris Review.
A new 35mm print of MARKETA LAZAROVA opens at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn this Friday, with a nationwide tour to come.