Andrei Tarkovsky made his final film far from his own home, on the Swedish island where his peer Ingmar Bergman lived. Anchored by his signature distance long shots and poignant silences, the film opens on a man’s birthday, as he plants a tree with his son. Soon, the peaceful quiet is interrupted by rumblings of war. Ebert ranked Tarkovsky alongside Bergman, Kurosawa, Ray and Bresson as the five filmmakers who "concerned themselves primarily with ultimate issues of human morality."
Summer Camps for Kids and Teens
Who are the filmmakers of tomorrow? The talented, curious and adventurous young people of today. Our summer youth camps offer fun, hands-on film learning, using professional-level gear and software, for local children and teens!
Avant-Garde Cinema From Ex-Yugoslavia
Guaranteed to transform your concept of twentieth-century experimental cinema: our four part series of rare, avant-garde cinema from the countries of the ex-Yugoslavia showcases films that still remain practically undiscovered in the United States.
We Support Filmmakers
An important part of Northwest Film Forum's mission is providing access to top-of-the-line film gear and equipment at reasonable rates for local filmmakers. Have you checked out our suite of rental options? If you're still learning a new camera or editing system, not to worry - we offer affordable certification classes too.
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