Thirty one years since his death, Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1987) remains one of the highest examples of cinema of all times. ICA Cinema presents a full retrospective of his works to pay homage to his free spirit and boundless genius.

An outsider and isolated artist, Tarkovsky’s vision of cinema was rooted into the idea of films as a ‘symbol of the state of nature, of reality’. Author of magnificent, elusive films that framed times and humanity in all its fragility, Tarkovsky’s spiritual approach to storytelling remains one of the most powerful testament of his art.

Throughout his works, Tarkovsky moved freely between dream space and reality, staging his visions through the medium of cinema as a pure, ethereal art form. This programme features all seven films of the great Soviet master, from Ivan’s Childhood to his last masterpiece The Sacrifice, all presented in their original version with English subtitles.


     9 Jan 2018


Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky: Mirror

The celebrated Russian director’s most autobiographical work in which he reflects upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people.


        10 Jan 2018


  • Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker

    Adapted from Arkady and Boris Sturgatsky’s novel Roadside Picnic, a surreal and disturbing vision of the future.


    11 Jan 2018


  • Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky: Nostalgia

    Exploring the melancholy of the expatriate and filled with a series of mysterious and extraordinary images, all of which coalesce into a miraculous whole in the film’s final shot.


    14 Jan 2018


  • Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky: The Sacrifice

    Alexander makes a promise to God that he will sacrifice all he holds dear, if nuclear disaster can be averted. The next day dawns and, as if in a dream, everything is restored to normality. But Alexander must keep his vow…

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