Andrei Tarkovsky is considered by many to be one of the giants in filmmaking. With films such as The Sacrifice, Nostalgia, Stalker and Solaris, he has won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival over the years. In The Mirror, we meet a man in his forties who is dying. He remembers his childhood during World War II, his adolescence, and a devastating separation in the family, all against the backdrop of the history of the Russian nation. The retrospective scenes are mixed with historical film footage and poetry in an unconventional storytelling technique about a human life in the Soviet Union during the 20th century.