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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 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 (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Other Works:

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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:

An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn't exist, for the artist doesn't live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn't look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world. This is the issue in Andrei ... 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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