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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 19 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1986 The Sacrifice (scenario)
 1983 Voyage in Time (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Nostalghia (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 Ubiytsy (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Other Works:

Sacrifice, ed. Cahiers du Cinéma (1989) 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:

Instead of attempting to capture these nuances, most unpretentious 'true-to-life' films not only ignore them but make a point of using sharp, overstated images which at best can only make the picture seem far-fetched. And I am all for cinema being as close as possible to life - even if on occasion we have failed to see how beautiful life really is. See more »

Trivia:

Buried in Orthodox Graveyard for Russian Emigrés in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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