I will never stop loving this masterpiece.
My first ever Tarkovsky feature
the contrast between the expressionist, dream-sequences and the extreme realism during wartime perfectly portrays the destruction of innocence within people, caused by war and constant surrounding of violence.
From a technical aspect this film is insanely well-made. Especially as a feature debut! The cinematography is very Stunning (I could watch that birch sequence on a loop for hours) and the camera movements are very innovative.
Includes some of my -now- favorite shots in film
Really love how Masha's subplot reflects the main plot.
Difficult, slow-paced, but also a very enchanting, yet disturbingly bleak experience.