A REVIEW OF CINEMATIC STRUCTURE AND ELEMENTS OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY IN THE RUSSIAN SOCIETY
The cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky is indescribably linked to Russian society. His cinema arises from living in the Soviet Union’s tyrannical system, which expresses sympathy for the agonies of a nation. Also, its principles and moral expression fundamentally conflict with the Soviet Union’s dictated principles. This research aimed to answer the questions “What were the structure and elements of Tarkovsky’s cinema? How did they develop in Russian society? And how did they affect it?” In terms of objective, this research was an applied-theoretical one, and in terms of method, it was descriptive-analytical. Data were collected by a library method. It is concluded that Tarkovsky deconstructed the governing cinematic genres to present a novel narration of the lives of the suffering people. Tarkovsky incorporated his themes into a cinematic platform to convey a narrative style. Also, he employed different elements such as music, poetic filmmaking, and playing with the concept of time to make his audience familiar with the crises originating from the Russian society. He reminds the poor people of their power and shows them a prospective Russians’ glorious future that opposes the Soviet Union’s rulers. So, despite its complexities, his cinema earned him wide acclamation in the Russian community.