IFI Press Release: May 4th, 2016
The IFI will present Sculpting in Time, a season dedicated to one of the true greats of world cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky, from May 14th to 28th, including the exclusive re-release of Mirror.
Despite having sole responsibility for just seven features and a handful of shorts, Andrei Tarkovksy’s work has proven hugely influential; admired by contemporaries, such as Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman, who said of him: “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest (director), the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.” He has also had an enduring impact on Russian filmmakers such as Aleksandr Sokurov and Andrei Zvyagintsev, and others such as Béla Tarr and Terrence Malick. A humanist intrigued by notions of faith and spirituality, Tarkovsky’s work also frequently addresses the reciprocal relationship between the artist and society, how the past informs the present, and the individual’s place in and relationship with nature.
Tickets for these events are available now here or by calling the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.
For more information and images, please contact Deirdre O’Reilly at the IFI Press Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 679 5744).
IVAN’S CHILDHOOD – May 14th (15.00)
ANDREI RUBLEV – May 15th (15.00)
SOLARIS – May 18th (20.00)
MIRROR – opens May 20th
STALKER – May 21st (15.30)
NOSTALGIA – May 25th (20.30)
THE SACRIFICE– May 28th (15.20)
The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.
AN IRISH GOODBYE + Q&A
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: ST. PATRICK’S MISCELLANY
15.15, 18.45, 20.50
THE FIVE DEVILS
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council