Regent Street Cinema Presents: Andrei Tarkovsky's The Mirror
Another of the Russian directors astonishing works hits the big screen
An astounding, semi-autobiographical filmic composition of a dying man’s dreams, memories and emotional states during various moments in his life, Mirrors constantly astounds. Undeniably one of the most innovative, visually striking and intellectually rigorous films ever made, an unprecedented use of the cinematic medium to portray the nature of human memory and how it profoundly speaks on a person’s existence. Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. Certificate: U. Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes.
"Tarkovsky goes for the great white whale of politicised art – no less than a history of his country in this century seen in terms of the personal – and succeeds."