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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 20 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1986 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)
 1973 Konets atamana (uncredited)
 1972 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1968 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1960 The Steamroller and the Violin (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1956 Murderers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Other Works:

opera directing: BORIS GODOUNOV (1983) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 7 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 artist has a right to any fiction; that's why he's an artist. He does not misrepresent his depiction as the truth of life. He battles only for the truth of the problem and the truth of the conclusions which he presents. And the fact that art is based on fiction is proven loudly by its entire history, from its very sources. See more »

Trivia:

His favorite filmmakers Akira Kurosawa, Luis Buñuel, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Kenji Mizoguchi, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean Vigo, and Carl Theodor Dreyer. See more »

Trademark:

Lack of conventional dramatic structure See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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