63. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (B)
One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich
: Chris Marker's short documentary (55 minutes) that serves as his eulogy for Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky is an interesting piece, although I'm not crazy about the way Marker has adopted video since the mid-80s. Obviously it has allowed him to make films much cheaper, and just about completely on his own, but I can't help but feel nostalgic for the film look of his earlier work. Still, it's not to the detriment of this film, which is probably most valuable for offering us footage of Tarkovsky directing his final film on location (other footage, such as clips from Tarkovsky's student film of The Killers
, have since become available in their entirety, lessening the film's impact somewhat).
Theatres: 25 +1
Home Video: 34