“On the set of the film The Mirror, Andrey Tarkovsky included himself in one scene, lying in a hospital bed and holding a tiny bird on his right hand. And this is what happened to him at the end of his life: in his sickroom in Paris, the room where he died, a little bird would fly every morning through the open window and come to light on him.”

Happy Birthday Andrey Tarkovsky: April 4, 1932 - December 29, 1986

(Images from the book ‘Instant Light: Tarkovsky Polaroids’)