Part 1 of my Tarkovsky filmography viewing
It’s stunning that a student film could feature such high-production value. Between all the talent - most of whom are children, multiple sets, and functioning power tools/steamroller, I’m in a little bit of awe.
The cinematography and blocking are all thorough and intentional, and include many deep shots with an active foreground and background. The camera feels nearly as dynamic and weightless as the violin tunes.
(Note: I’m judging the production value as a student film, which is absolutely stunning. Judged as a professional feature, it’s above average, but has many mistakes, like kids looking straight at the camera)
As for its theme, here’s my take: Regardless of something’s apparent beauty, it inevitably…