The Academy Awards have always had a very difficult relationship with experimental and artistic films or with films d‘auteur, but, nevertheless, below are five films that should have received at least a Best Foreign Film nomination by the Academy (if not a win) and were unjustly ignored. I am listing only the films that were…
Tag: Andrei Tarkovsky
5 Films That Were So Evidently Influenced by Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky (1932 – 1986) was a Soviet director and screenwriter known for his cinematic masterpieces, including Solaris , Stalker  and his debut Ivan’s Childhood . He inspired generations of film-makers, and Steven Dillon, a film historian, even went so far as to say that “much of subsequent film” was influenced by Tarkovsky’s work. A list of films that were inspired by Tarkovsky’s work in some way or another will probably be never ending, but here I would like to focus on just five of them.
20 Fascinating Films about Visual Art
1. Andrei Rublev (1966) It will be a crime not to begin this list with Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece Andrei Rublev. A paragraph will not be sufficient to do justice to this largely black-and-white film which lasts around three hours, and, in some way, is a difficult watch. Andrei Rublev was a 15th century icon painter…
20 “Must-See” Philosophical Films
In no particular order: 1) Rashomon (1950) 2) La Gran Belleza (2013) 3) Stalker (1979) 4) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 5) Jacob’s Ladder (1990)