A fascinating analysis of Tarkovsky's cinema as one body of work. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich's strength lie in its ability to pick up on specific details of Tarkovsky's cinema (the function of camera angles and the ground, elements, mirrors, paintings, children, etc). These ideas are translated poignantly with an effective use of audio and visual material, and so this film culminates a nice selection of analytical tidbits, never trying to make statements that are too grand and remaining just loose enough as to inspire further viewings of Tarkovsky's films.
Holding this back slightly are touches of sentimentality, analysis that has been written to be read, not necessarily heard, and some weak attempts to relate Tarkovsky's films to his life. These moments always felt underdeveloped and lacking of personality. Alas, as an audiovisual essay, this is a good watch for anyone drawn to Tarkovsky's films.