One of the greatest movies of all time.
A psychiatrist who can't connect emotionally, finds peace in a world that he pollutes with his thoughts. The manifestations on this planet are less tragic and more an involuntary defense mechanism, that when faced with a selfish person are unknowingly catering to his whims and desires. Why go back to earth when you can make this planet quite literally revolve around you? It's a grim and disgusting corruption of 'nature' but so is the damage man has wrought in his own name.
I'd be curious to see this again in a couple of years and see if I still feel the same way. I gotta say this time around I REALLY enjoyed the shots of nature and things swirling... and the ending was just as shocking as the first time around as it was the first time. Tarkovsky really knows how to scare the shit out of you without showing anything actually violent or inherently creepy.
I feel like we all would like to know what happens after death. Or what it would be like to see a loved one who has died and for them to be alive and to be in their presence.
He captures in film what no other director could ever dream of. Tarkovsky truly is the master of poetry in motion.
I will need to revisit this movie again and again.