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RUSS 397 Tarkovsky: Cinema and Philosophy (3 credits)

Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)


Russian (Arts) : Considered by many critics to be one of the greatest directors of all time, Tarkovsky directed such luminary films as Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975), and Stalker (1979). Since their first appearance, these films have challenged viewers with their deep philosophical questions and stunning visual style. This course equips students with the tools necessary to understand and interpret these films including a basis in film theory and Soviet history.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Schwartz, Daniel (Winter)

  • Prerequisite: One of the following RUSS 213, ENGL 277, FILM 279 or equivalent

  • Readings in English, screenings with English subtitles.

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