another important theme is man's experience. |
in this film, my message is that it's impossible
to pass on experience to others or to learn from others
we must live our own experience. we cannot inherit it.
people often say use your father's experience
too easy: each of us must get his own
but once we've got it, we no longer have time to use it
and the new generation rightly refuse to listen to it.
they want to live it but then they also die
this is the law of life its real meaning
we cannot impose our experience on other people
or force them to feel suggested emotions.
only through personal experience we understand life
— Andrei Tarkovsky