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SEA Film Club – ‘Mirror’ by A. Tarkovsky (1975)
February 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm£20 – £25
Screenings will be preceded by a brief introduction
Our current SEA Chair, Natasha Synesiou will present Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1975 film Mirror and facilitate a discussion after the screening. Natasha, has researched and written on Tarkovsky’s films, including a book on Mirror
Art and aesthetics are inseparable from life, they are intrinsic parts of it in fact, and films are powerful expressions of the many facets of the lifeworld and of experience. They have the power to change our lives.
The SEA Film Club aims to address the question of aesthetics and art in the understanding of being human and of psychotherapy within the context of our prevailing separatist worldview in which art and aesthetics are segregated from education/work – the former trivialised as mere entertainment and spectacle, and the latter regarded as the important and serious business of life.
Writing on the cinema in the mid 1940s, Maurice Merleau-Ponty posits time, rhythm, episode sequence, shot duration and their interplay with sound and word, as foundational elements of cinema. Thirty years later, under the close watch of The State Committee for Cinematography, Russian director Andrei Tarkovski sculpts Mirror from these very elements. The film, groundbreaking for its time, reconstructs the iconic memories and profound emotional experiences in the life of an individual, a nation and an era. Mirror is a complex film about all our lives; it speaks of family, polity, culture, war, catastrophe, harmony – the stuff of life that moulds and entraps us, yet also calls us to action and freedom.
Vout-o-Reenee is a licensed venue and sells a selection of food such as sandwiches and cheese platters.
Please note the venue doesn’t have any wheelchair access.
Cost (inclusive of one drink): £20 Member / £25 Non-Member
CPD: Participants will be emailed a 3 hour CPD certificate.