January 18, 2016

The Tarkovsky connection

I mentioned Tarkovsky when talking about The Revenant the other day. Andrei Rublev would be the obvious one; that sense of a complete, raw, vanished world caught on film. As production designer Jack Fisk says here, Inarritu asked Fisk to watch Andrei Rublev – he’s talking in connection with the ruined church in the wilderness, but the influence is broader and deeper.