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Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986)


The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. This... See full bio »

Died:

(age 54) in Paris, France

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1986 The Sacrifice (scenario)
 1983 Voyage in Time (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Nostalgia (screenplay - as Andrey Tarkovsky)
 1979 Stalker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1979 Beregis, zmey! (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1975 The Mirror (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1974 The Fierce One (uncredited)
 1974 Sour Grape (uncredited)
 1972 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1971 Konets atamana (uncredited)
 1968 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1961 The Steamroller and the Violin (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Other Works:

Journal 1970-1986, ed. Cahiers du Cinema (1993) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Andrzej | Andrei Tarkovski | Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovskii | Andrei Tarkovskij | A. Tarkovskiy | Andrey Tarkovskiy | Andrey Tarkovsky

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

The director's task is to recreate life, its movement, its contradictions, its dynamic and conflicts. It is his duty to reveal every iota of the truth he has seen, even if not everyone finds that truth acceptable. Of course an artist can lose his way, but even his mistakes are interesting provided they are sincere. For they represent the reality of his inner life, of the peregrinations and ... See more »

Trivia:

Studied Arabic at the Oriental Institute in Moscow but he dropped out. See more »

Trademark:

Levitation See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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