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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 »

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(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:

The Sacrifice, the movie's book, ed. Schirmer/Mosel (1987) 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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[On Andrey Rublyov] Andrei Rublev's art was a protest against the order that reigned at that time, against the blood, the betrayal, the oppression. Living at a terrifying time, he eventually arrives at the necessity of creating and carries through all of his life the idea of brotherhood, love for peace, a radiant worldview, and the idea of Rus's unification in the face of the Tatar yoke. See more »

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He was an admirer of the films of Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman. Both older filmmakers later praised Tarkovsky's own films. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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