Andrei Tarkovsky’s Voyage in Time: A Portrait of the Filmmaker in Exile

By 1982 Andrei Tarkovsky’s battles with Soviet censors had reached the point where he could no longer work in his native country. This rarely seen documentary shows the great Russian filmmaker treading unfamiliar ground as he travels across southern Italy in search of locations for his first film in exile, Nostalghia.

Voyage in Time (Tiempo di Viaggio) is less about the Italian countryside than Tarkovsky’s inner landscape, as he struggles to express his views on filmmaking and art to Tonino Guerra, his co-writer on Nostalghia. Guerra, who died earlier this year, was a legendary Italian screenwriter. He collaborated with Michelangelo Antonioni on many of his greatest films, including L’Avventura, La Notte, and Blow-Up, and with Federico Fellini on several of his later films, including Amarcord. The 63-minute film was produced for Italian television and completed in 1983, the same year as Nostalghia, with Tarkovsky and Guerra sharing the directing credit. Voyage in Time has been added to our collection of Free Tarkovsky Films Online.

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Related content:

Tarkovsky’s Solaris Revisited

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Very First Films: Three Student Films, 1956-1960



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