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Sacrifice

August 29, 2008
still from Stalker

still from Stalker

I have never been able to understand how an artist can be in a state of happiness during the creative process. Man does not exist for the purpose of being happy. There is a much, much higher purpose to life than merely being in a state of happiness. (Andrei Tarkovsky) (full article)

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  1. September 1, 2008 6:03 pm

    Ivan’s Childhood came out on the DVD recently, have you seen it?

  2. pensum permalink*
    September 1, 2008 7:13 pm

    Ah yes, Ivan’s Childhood–i have seen it. in fact i’ve seen everything of Tarkovsky’s including his student film Sevodnya uvolnyeniya nye budyet. i also have a surprisingly extensive collection of films about him as well.

    Sokurov has made a few things i admire as well, such as Second Circle and Stone (i’m still trying to find a copy of that one).

    Speaking of Russian film, have you seen The Banishment (Izgnanie) by Andrei Zviaguintsev? i saw The Return, but must sit myself down and watch this newer film one of these evenings.

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