Une Journée d’Andrei Arsenevitch (One Day In The Life Of Andrei Arsenevich)

Une Journée d’Andrei Arsenevitch (One Day In The Life Of Andrei Arsenevich)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Chris Marker | 
France |
 1999 | 
55 minutes

THIS FILM IS PART OF THE FRENCH FRENCH PROGRAM. 

CINEMATHEQUE MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A DOXA MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL 7 FOIS CHRIS MARKER SCREENINGS. 

The most extraordinary sequence in Chris Marker’s portrait of his friend Andrei Tarkovsky takes place during the shooting of the final scene in The Sacrifice. Tarkovsky, already sick with the lung cancer that would kill him, is perched behind the camera, his tuft of thick hair standing at attention. Things have not gone well, and the crew had only one opportunity to get the shot. Six minutes of non-stop filming involved a burning house, a cast of characters, and the sudden arrival of an ambulance. The seamless tracking shot that would encompass everything in a grand and magisterial swoop through space is a perfect summation of why Tarkovksy is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Marker’s portrait, edited some twelve years after Tarkovsky’s death for the collection Cinéma, de notre temps (Cinema of Our Times) is an extraordinary love letter from one filmmaker to another, and a memento mori of the most profound kind. -DW

Screening With
Chris Marker and Yannick Bellon | 
France |
 2001 | 
42 minutes