Back to All Events

Deptford Cinema Presents: Tarkovsky's MIRROR (31 May)

Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016
Time: Doors open 7.30pm | Film starts 8.00pm
Tickets: £5 or £3.50 with concessions | Buy tickets online at

Deptford Cinema
39 Deptford Broadway | London SE8 4PQ

Deptford Cinema presents MIRROR, a 1975 Russian art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. It is loosely autobiographical, unconventionally structured, and incorporates poems composed and read by the director’s father, Arseny Tarkovsky.

Using a nonlinear structure interlaced with dreams and flashbacks, director Andrei Tarkovsky creates a stream-of-consciousness meditation on war, memory and time that draws heavily on events from his own life.

Tarkovsky’s film alter ego is Alexei (Ignat Daniltsev), a dying man in his 40s whose commonplace interactions with his wife (Margarita Terekhova) and children summon up a host of memories, ranging from his parents’ divorce to his time on the battlefields of World War II.

Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes