Monday, December 10, 2007

tarkovskian nostalgia

wow! this is my most exciting discovery in awhile! via this french blog, i stumbled upon a post telling of a book of polaroids taken by the famed russian director, andrei tarkovsky. if you haven't seen his films, you should. i'm still working my way through them, but the last one i recalling seeing was nostalgia and it was beautiful.

anyway, the book of polaroids is called instant light, and it contains polaroids taken by tarkovsky taken in russia and italy, with captions written by his son, which i found online here.

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My mother, Larissa Tarkovsky, and Dak in Myasnoye. You may find a lot of similarities of these pictures with Gorkachov's dreams in Nostalgia.

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This is me and Dak in Vorobievi Gori, a park in Moscow, where we used to walk with my father.

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This is the annual procession dedicated to San Gregorio, the patron saint of the city in Italy.

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This is in Myasnoye, Russia, where my family had a holiday home.

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My mother in the dining room of our Moscow apartment.

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This is my father's boat near our house in Myasnoye. He was greatly attached to that place, where he could isolate himself and work on his scripts - the first drafts of Stalker and The Sacrifice were written there. He used to take long walks and these pictures are the memories of those promenades.


i've already added this to my amazon wishlist.

2 comments:

evan said...

Hey, I just came across your blog while searching for darjeeling limited images... I'm a film student in new york and am also crazy about tarkosvky! Since you're into photography, I'd have to recommend Stalker and The Mirror as his most beautiful films in terms of color, composition, and texture. Oh and if you haven't seen "Mother and Son," you may really enjoy that.

Federico Barattini Zaba said...

thanks for the photo I'm looking for...