Cinema of the soul

Russian film director and master auteur Andrei Tarkovsky created films with strong images and challenging narratives.

Tarkovsky was influenced by Japanese films and was inspired by auteurs such as Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Michelangelo Antonioni.

His films were mostly shot in monochrome as black and white was, in his opinion, closer to real life.

Tarkovsky juxtaposed sights and sounds, symbols, the elements and the bounty of nature with memories and reflections from childhood and past dreams. Such windows to the soul were his hallmark.

Here is a montage of striking images from his films: