A documentary on one of cinema's masters by one of cinema's masters. This homage to Tarkovsky incorporates video footage Marker shot while the Russian lay dying in Paris in 1986, and a lengthy sequence from a year earlier, on location for the six-minute take at the climax of The Sacrifice. Marker is evidently enthralled by the orchestration of men, machines and elements. This brilliant, penetrating piece of film criticism won over even a Tarkovsky agnostic like myself as an illumination of the metaphysics of movie-making.
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