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Entering the Room. Spatial Metaphors as a Dialogue between Tarkovsky and Bergman
Entering the Room. Spatial Metaphors as a Dialogue between Tarkovsky and Bergman

Author(s): Ruxandra Kyriazopoulos-Berinde
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: childhood home; doors; film image

Summary/Abstract: Gazing through phenomenological lenses, the paper will trace a possible dialogue between the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) and the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007), established through the spatial metaphors in their films. Taking into account that the two of them never met, nor spoke directly, albeit contemporary and highly praising each other’s works, this paper will list the fragments of indirect verbal interaction between the two, arguing that some of the gaps in their dialogue were filled through the communicative functions of spatial imagery in their films. Transgressing the factual absence of communication, these spatial metaphors, understood as visual phenomenology of lived space, position the two artists in a state of silent, yet crystalline dialogue, all the more profound in its silence and revelatory to the common nature of architectural and cinematic language.

  • Issue Year: 4/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 209-223
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English