September 28

REDUX: THE POETIC CINEMA OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY

Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) made seven feature-length films during his lifetime. The Melbourne Cinémathèque’s 2014 retrospective, Geographies of Place and Time: The Poetic Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky, screened four of these in what remains one of our most popular seasons to date. We are pleased to augment this with a rare 35mm screening of Tarkovsky’s preferred cut of his lengthy medieval masterpiece, Andrei Rublev.

7:00PM – ANDREI RUBLEV
Andrei Tarkovsky
 (1966) 183 mins PG

Deemed “dangerous” by the Soviet authorities of the time, and banned from release for several years, this magnificent and truly epic film is often regarded as Tarkovsky’s masterpiece and is unquestionably one of the greatest films ever made about an artist. Based on the life of the medieval monk and pioneering painter of Russian icons (played by Anatoly Solonitsyn), this historical fresco combines weighty moral and national concerns with an audacious display of formal experimentation. Several of its set pieces, the sacking of a medieval town and the creation of a large bell, are amongst the greatest in Tarkovsky’s cinema. Co-written by Andrei Konchalovsky.

35mm print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.

CTEQ ANNOTATIONS:
The Passion According to Andrei: Andrei Rublev by Anna Dzenis.
by Hamish Ford.

February 5
OPENING NIGHT

February 12 – February 26
VITTORIO DE SICA: CINEMA, ITALIAN STYLE

March 4 – March 18
LIGHT AND SHADOW: THE MERCURIAL STARDOM OF MARLENE DIETRICH

March 23 – April 6
CAST A DARK SHADOW: THE BEAUTIFUL SADNESS OF DIRK BOGARDE

April 13 – April 29
THE BIG CARNIVAL: THE FILMS OF BILLY WILDER

May 6 – May 20
“LIFE’S PARADE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS”: DOUGLAS SIRK

May 27 – June 10
WILDFLOWERS: DANCING, DESIRE AND FREEDOM IN THE FILMS OF GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

June 17 – July 1
DRIFTING STATES: THE FILMS OF APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

July 8
AT HOME IN THE WORLD: CECIL HOLMES, ACTIVIST FILMMAKER

July 15 – July 29
HIROSHI SHIMIZU: FORGOTTEN MASTER

September 2 – September 16
JEAN COCTEAU: THE POETRY OF DREAMS

September 23 – September 30
QUEERING THE ARCHIVE: THE CINEMA OF BARBARA HAMMER

October 7 – October 14
GALLOWS BACCHANALIAS, FRACTIOUS FAIRY-TALES AND THE RULE OF THREE: THE CINEMA OF JURAJ JAKUBISKO

October 21 – November 4
REACHING BEYOND THE FRAME: THE POETIC CINEMA OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

November 11 – November 25
BORSCHT, SAUERKRAUT, GOULASH AND LEMONADE: AN INTRODUCTION TO OSTERNS AND RED WESTERNS

December 2 – December 16
THE LAND IS OURS: YOUSSEF CHAHINE