Andrey Tarkovsky was a Russian filmmaker. He was also a writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director. His work is marked by unusually long takes and sparse dramatic structure. Poetic imagery and spiritual as well as abstract themes. He has been called a progenitor of slow cinema and is considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers the world has ever seen. Although, he made just eight feature films before his life was tragically cut short by cancer at the age of 54. His first feature film was Ivan’s Childhood in 1962. Each film is an artistic masterpiece and a major landmark in world cinema. His films explore spiritual and abstract themes. They are noted for their slow pacing and long takes. As well as dream like visual imagery, and preoccupation with nature and memory.