My dear,

What is the function of art? To entertain? To put forth ideas? NO! The allotted function of art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as an example.

The goal for all art, unless of course it is aimed at the ‘consumer’, like a saleable commodity, is to explain to the artist himself and to those around him what man lives for, what is the meaning of his existence. To explain to people the reason for their appearance on this planet; or if not to explain, at least to pose the question.

Falsely yours,
Andrei Tarkovsky