During the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film Offret, cameraman Arne Carlsson taped around 50 hours of behind the scenes footage. Editor Michal Leszczylowski took the material and added scenes of previous interviews and interesting statements from the script of Offret and from Tarkovsky's book 'Sculpting in Time'. The result is a documentary that shows the way Tarkovksy worked: carefully building each scene. Shows why he did the things he did: his vision on film. And shows the emotion of the man Tarkovsky: his great disappointment when the camera breaks while shooting the house going up in flames.
Direction, writer: Michal Leszczylowski
Cinematography: Arne Carlsson
Edition: Michal Leszczylowski, Lasse Summanen
Sound: Owe Svensson, Lasse Ulander
Production: Lisbet Gabrielsson
Country / year of production: Sweden / 1988
Acknowledgements: Swedish Film Institute