HYBRID ESSAY DOCUMENTARY - 60m
DIRECTOR Ingela Johansson
PRODUCER Ingela Johansson in co-production with BAC
Andrei’s Maria is an artistic film essay about Andrei Tarkovsky’s Swedish produced film The Sacrifice, shot in Närsholmen, Gotland in 1986. In Andrei’s Maria, the Icelandic actress Guðrún Gísladóttir returns to Närsholmen thirty years after the recording of Tarkovsky’s film. With her is her daughter Vera Illugadóttir, with whom she shares recollections of the production. It is an interpretation and a homage to the character Maria, a witch destined to save the world from nuclear disaster.