Andrei Rublev (1966)
"Andrey Rublyov" (original title)

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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.


(as Andrey Tarkovskiy)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatoliy Solonitsyn ...
Ivan Lapikov ...
Nikolay Grinko ...
Daniil Chyornyy
Nikolay Sergeev ...
Feofan Grek
Irina Tarkovskaya ...
Durochka (as Irma Raush)
Nikolay Burlyaev ...
Yuriy Nazarov ...
Velikiy knyaz, Malyy knyaz
Yuriy Nikulin ...
Patrikey, monakh (as Yu. Nikulin)
Rolan Bykov ...
Skomorokh (as R. Bykov)
Nikolay Grabbe ...
Stepan, sotnik Velikogo knyazya (as N. Grabbe)
Mikhail Kononov ...
Foma, monakh (as M. Kononov)
Stepan Krylov ...
Starshiy liteyshchik (as S. Krylov)
Bolot Beyshenaliev ...
Tatarskiy khan (as B. Beyshenaliev)
B. Matysik ...
Anatoliy Obukhov ...
Aleksey, monakh (as A. Obukhov)


Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions. Written by L.H. Wong <>

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Did You Know?


Anatoliy Solonitsyn succeeded by coming to Mosfilm himself and offering to play the title role. See more »


After Rublev comments that nothing is more terrible than snow falling in a temple, some of it lands on Durochka's hair and is clearly a white feather. See more »


Andrei Rublyov: I am what I am. You couldn't teach me integrity.
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Crazy Credits

There are no end credits, not even a 'THE END' title. The film fades to black after the final shot. See more »


Referenced in The Element of Crime (1984) See more »

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Bloody Tarkovsky!
1 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

He has ruined cinema for me and this is one of the masterpieces that did it. Everytime you see one of his film's you proclaim: "That's the best picture ever made!" Which can't be true as that was the last Tarkovsky film you saw. I've seen this one many times at the cinema and is the best three hours of celluloid you're likely to see apart from Solaris, which is Tarkovsky anyway.

Tarkovsky wanted to make art that would change people's lives and in this he succeeded. Although his life was troubled and his projects clawed into life randomly from the grip of his film studio bosses, when viewed as a whole they seem to be all part of some great plan that was meant to reach fruition right from the start. He believed that ultimately it is best to do things that deepen one's inner life rather than impoverish it. That may explain why you leave most Hollywood films feeling soiled. There are too many great scenes and moments in this astonishing and monumental work to mention so I won't. Suffice it to say it would have been fascinating to have seen what Tarkovsky would have made had he lived and returned from exile to his homeland. Recent events in Russia and the Balkans make this film even more vital and pertinent today.

The trouble is Tarkovsky's films have such extraordinary purity and spiritual depth that no other films seem able to satisfy one in the same way. They seem flat, lifeless and unable to compete. Why watch the let's-pretend-grown ups like Tarantino when you can watch a real grown up? So like I said, Bloody Tarkovsky. He has ruined cinema for me.

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