I love this video of Tarkovsky in his living room talking about his favorite directors. He seems so tortured and real at the same time, what a nut. I also love his analysis of Antonioni’s vision of “action” in his films, which absolutely nails Antonioni’s immense genius in my mind:
There is practically no action going on in Antonioni’s films. And that is the meaning of “action” in Antonioni films.
He also notes how much he appreciates Fellini’s for his kindness and humanity, which I think is right on. One thing that caught me off guard was his discussion of a French filmmaker Jean Vigo (whom he suggest is the father of the New Wave and French film in general, and whom I have never heard of) providing a new set of films to get my hands on.