A life kept aside for cinema, each breath taken to perceive his vision and dreams of making films more life like, a rebel who travelled to his destiny in spite of all obstacles, Andre Tarkovsky, the master Russian film maker.
Tarkovsky can be considered as the father of art house movies and rose to the level of one of the greatest filmmakers the world has ever seen through conceiving just 7 movies in his lifetime. Extremely long shots and slow panning camera were the fundamental aspect in his movies. There is movement and action happening during this slowness, but it is never boring because it has a rhythm and beauty of its own. He never liked editing off his shots, Tarkovsky believed that long unedited shots had more life like experience, thus editing did not appeal to him.
Tarkovsky was an adament film maker, he never moves a finger out of the line of his ethics and believes while making a movie. This made his relationship with the government and film authorities strained and that explains why he did a mere number of 7 movies. He never considered film making as a carrier but strongly believed that it was his life's destiny to express his thoughts, opinions and feelings to the world in