Annual festival "Zerkalo" honouring Andrey Tarkovsky

The festival is called after one of the most remarkable films by Tarkovsky, Zerkalo (the Mirror) 1974.  The film is autobiographical. A famous and irresistible Russian  actress Margarita Terekhova is starring as a protagonist of Andrey's mother.

The beauty of Margarita Terekhova, which the time has spared regardless hard work and much emotional burden of starring in lots of Russian films, is of that rare now kind which enlightens everything around and stands alone, not the kind of "American beauty" that is so standardized that makes people sick. 

The festival takes place at the locations:
Ples and Ivanovo   from 11th to 16th June 2013. Both towns are rather far from Moscow. A trip from Moscow to Ples by bus takes 7 hours and to Ivanovo - 5-6 hours at about 17 dollars per person. Well, they give information on the site that one can fly by plane to Ivanovo.

Ivanovo is an industrial town famous for its textile industry and Ples is an amazing site on the Volga where you can enjoy the original beauty of Russian nature. It is famous for the Levitan's pastoral landscapes he painted there from 1888-1890.

Levitan Video

The festival has built a various programme on which the films that have a most thorough view on the past and present have been put on.

The site of the festival is here. It is in both English and Russian.

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