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The Mirror (1975) Director : Andrei Tarkovsky

Here, a mother figure, moving in dream like reverse recalls the long-haired wraiths predominant in modern Japanese horror cinema or ‘J’ Horror. A memory distorted through slow motion, black and white and ambient dread foreshadow the works of many a stylistic acolyte; Tarkovskys’ traces that appear in the future works of David Lynch and Lars Von Trier, specifically in scenes from The Elephant Man (1980) and Anti-Christ (2009).

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