Friday, December 2, 2022

THE SCHOOL OF TARKOVSKY: CARLOS REYGADAS - PART TWO

 Just by accident one of the first films I saw was a film by Tarkovsky called Nostalghia and then I saw the rest. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I couldn’t believe cinema could be like that - Carlos Reygadas (Burnaway)


Nostalghiaa/ Post Tenebras Lux


We continue our look at the influence Tarkovsky continues to have on the work of Carlos Reygadas. Make sure to check out PART ONE if you haven't yet.

Enjoy...

Sacrifice /
Japon



In the previous entry I left out the earliest example of Tarkovsky rubbing off on Carlos Reygadas. In his early short film, Maxhumain, we see Ivan's Childhood's DNA all over...

Ivan's Childhood / Maxhumain

Ivan's Childhood / Maxhumain

Ivan's Childhood / Maxhumain

Ivan's Childhood / Maxhumain



I read Sculpting in Time and felt it was the clearest insight I’ve ever heard about on the meaning of art, not only cinema. Sure I agree with Tarkovsky. Just I would add -aware that Tarkovsky knew this-, that time doesn´t exist without matter, space and movement (ultimately one single thing the 4 of them) which means that cinema is about the presence of matter-moving-in-space-time - Carlos Reygadas, specchioscuro.com


Sacrifice / Japon

Sacrifice /
Japon

Sacrifice /
Japon


A clear homage to Stalker...

Stalker / 
Japon



Andrei Rublev / Japon


Andrei Rublev /
Japon

Andrei Rublev /
Japon

Andrei Rublev /
Japon


A Solaris-esque moment from Our Time...

Solaris / 
Our Time


And like every one of his features thus far, Reygadas pays homage to the highway scene from Solaris...

Solaris / Post Tenebras Lux


Solaris /
Japon