Andrei Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions
FIPRESCI Prize | Cannes IFF, France, 1969
Critics Award | French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, France, 1971
Jussi Award | , Finland, 1973
CAST & CREW
Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrei Tarkovskiy
Director of Photography
Lyudmila Feiginova, Tatyana Egoricheva, Olga Shevkunenko
Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Sergeyev, Nikolai Burlyayev, Irma Raush
1932, Zavrazhye, Ivanovo Oblast – 1986, Paris. Russian outsatanding filmmaker. His father was the famous poet Arseny Trakovsky. Andrei spent his childhood in Yuryevets, then his family moved to Moscow where he went to school. The Great Patriotic War made him and her mother return to their native village leaving his father volunteering for the army. In 1943 the family returned back to Moscow. In 1951, Tarkovsky studied Arabic at the Oriental Institute in Moscow. Soon he realized that he was not much interested in his studies and in 1953 dropped out to work as a prospector for the Academy of Science Institute for Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold in Siberia. As he wrote later that hard work had become the main reason in decision of being a filmmaker. In 1954, Tarkovsky applied at the Moscow All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) and was admitted to the film directing program (Mikhail Romm’s master class). In 1956, he directed his first student short film, The Killers. The script of Tarkovsky’s diploma work The Steamroller and the Violin he wrote with his classmate, later famous director Andrei Konchalovsky. It is remarkable that Tarkovsky filmed some of the scenes of the film in Yerevan. One of the remarkable films of Tarkovsky was Ivan's Childhood filmed in 1962 and shares the Golden Lion award with Valerio Zurlini’s Family Diary at the Venice IFF. The film earned Tarkovsky international acclaim. The last three works he made outside Soviet Union - in Europe. Tarkovsky died from lung cancer and is buried in Paris.
The Killers (1958), There Will Be No Leave Today (1958), Steamroller and Violin (1960), Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Passion according Andrei (Andrei Rublev) (1966), Solaris (1971), The Mirror (1974), Stalker (1979), Tempo di viaggio (1982, TV, doc.), Nostalgia (1983), The Sacrifice (1986).