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Andreï Tarkovski

Date de naissance: 4. avril 1932
Date de décès: 29. décembre 1986
Autres noms:Andrej Arseňjevič Tarkovskij

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Andreï Arsenievitch Tarkovski est un réalisateur soviétique né le 4 avril 1932 à Zavrajié dans le raïon de Iouriévets en URSS et mort le 29 décembre 1986 à Neuilly-sur-Seine d'un cancer du poumon.

Considéré comme le plus grand réalisateur soviétique avec Sergueï Eisenstein, il a réalisé sept longs-métrages qui le placent parmi les maîtres du septième art. Son premier film, L'Enfance d'Ivan, est d'abord considéré comme le chef de file d'un renouveau du cinéma soviétique. Mais Tarkovski s'éloigne dès le film suivant de toute considération politique pro-soviétique, ce qui le fera se confronter à la censure durant ses quatre films suivants. Il choisit à la fin des années 1970 de quitter son pays natal pour réaliser ses deux derniers films à l'étranger, car les organes de cinéma de l'URSS ne lui permettent plus de financer ses films.

Il est récompensé dès son premier long-métrage du Lion d'or à la Mostra de Venise 1962. À leur sortie, ses films sont des succès critiques mais peinent à trouver leur public. Ils rencontrent néanmoins du succès quand ils sont de nouveau autorisés en URSS lors de la perestroïka, mais aussi en France à partir de 1986 et de son Grand prix du jury pour Le Sacrifice.

Exigeante et empreinte de mysticisme, son œuvre compte parmi les plus importantes de l'histoire du cinéma.

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Citations Andreï Tarkovski

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„Show them life, and they'll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: Never try to convey your idea to the audience — it is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they'll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it. p. 152

„What is the essence of the director's work? We could define it as sculpting in time.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: What is the essence of the director's work? We could define it as sculpting in time. Just as a sculptor takes a lump of marble, and, inwardly conscious of the features of his finished piece, removes everything that is not a part of it — so the film-maker, from a 'lump of time' made up of an enormous, solid cluster of living facts, cuts off and discards whatever he does not need, leaving only what is to be an element of the finished film, what will prove to be integral to the cinematic image. p. 63-4

„Art is realistic when it strives to express an ethical ideal. Realism is striving for truth, and truth is always beautiful.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: Art is realistic when it strives to express an ethical ideal. Realism is striving for truth, and truth is always beautiful. Here the aesthetic coincides with the ethical. p. 113

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„I had the greatest difficulty in explaining to people that there is no hidden, coded meaning in the film, nothing beyond the desire to tell the truth. Often my assurances provoked incredulity and even disappointment. Some people evidently wanted more: they needed arcane symbols, secret meanings.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: [About Mirror] I had the greatest difficulty in explaining to people that there is no hidden, coded meaning in the film, nothing beyond the desire to tell the truth. Often my assurances provoked incredulity and even disappointment. Some people evidently wanted more: they needed arcane symbols, secret meanings. They were not accustomed to the poetics of the cinema image. And I was disappointed in my turn. Such was the reaction of the opposition party in the audience; as for my own colleagues, they launched a bitter attack on me, accusing me of immodesty, of wanting to make a film about myself. p. 133

„Art symbolises the meaning of our existence.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: Art must must carry man's craving for the ideal, must be an expression of his reaching out towards it; that art must give man hope and faith. And the more hopeless the world in the artist's version, the more clearly perhaps must we see the ideal that stands in opposition — otherwise life becomes impossible! Art symbolises the meaning of our existence. p. 192

„Perhaps the meaning of all human activity lies in the artistic consciousness, in the pointless and selfless creative act?“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: Perhaps the meaning of all human activity lies in the artistic consciousness, in the pointless and selfless creative act? Perhaps our capacity to create is evidence that we ourselves were created in the image and likeness of God? p. 241

„Conscience, both as a sense and as a concept, is a priori immanent in man, and shakes the very foundations of the society that has emerged from our ill-conceived civilisation.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: Freedom is inseparable from conscience. And even if it is true that all the ideas developed by the social conciousness are the product of evolution, conscience at least has nothing to do with the historic process. Conscience, both as a sense and as a concept, is a priori immanent in man, and shakes the very foundations of the society that has emerged from our ill-conceived civilisation. p. 234

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„I have a horror of tags and labels.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: I have a horror of tags and labels. I don't understand, for instance, how people can talk about Bergman's "symbolism". Far from being symbolic, be seems to me, through and almost biological naturalism, to arrive at the spiritual truth about human life that is important to him. p. 149

„Art must must carry man's craving for the ideal, must be an expression of his reaching out towards it; that art must give man hope and faith.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: Art must must carry man's craving for the ideal, must be an expression of his reaching out towards it; that art must give man hope and faith. And the more hopeless the world in the artist's version, the more clearly perhaps must we see the ideal that stands in opposition — otherwise life becomes impossible! Art symbolises the meaning of our existence. p. 192

„Art is born and takes hold wherever there is a timeless and insatiable longing for the spiritual, for the ideal: that longing which draws people to art. Modern art has taken the wrong turn in abandoning the search for the meaning of existence in order to affirm the value of the individual for his own sake.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: Art is born and takes hold wherever there is a timeless and insatiable longing for the spiritual, for the ideal: that longing which draws people to art. Modern art has taken the wrong turn in abandoning the search for the meaning of existence in order to affirm the value of the individual for his own sake. What purports to be art begins to looks like an eccentric occupation for suspect characters who maintain that any personalised action is of intrinsic value simply as a display of self-will. But in an artistic creation the personality does not assert itself it serves another, higher and communal idea. The artist is always the servant, and is perpetually trying to pay for the gift that has been given to him as if by a miracle. Modern man, however, does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice. We are gradually forgetting about this, and at the same time, inevitably, losing all sense of human calling. p. 38

„If there are some who talk the same language as myself, then why should I neglect their interests for the sake of some other group of people who are alien and remote?“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky
Context: If there are some who talk the same language as myself, then why should I neglect their interests for the sake of some other group of people who are alien and remote? They have their own 'gods and idols' and we have nothing in common.... If you try to please audiences, uncritically accepting their tastes, it can only mean that you have no respect for them: that you simply want to collect their money. p. 174

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