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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 & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Solaris
Solaris Writer
(1971)
Andrei Rublev
Andrei Rublev Writer
(1966)
Stalker
Stalker Writer
(1979)
The Sacrifice
The Sacrifice Writer
(1986)

Filmography

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 1986 The Sacrifice (scenario)
 1983 Tempo di viaggio (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1983 Nostalgia (screenplay - as Andrey Tarkovsky)
 1979 Beregis, zmey! (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1979 Stalker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1974 Hndzan (uncredited)
 1974 The Mirror (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1974 Lyutyy (uncredited)
 1971 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1971 Konets atamana (uncredited)
 1969 Odin shans iz tysyachi (writer - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1968 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1961 Katok i skripka (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1959 Segodnya uvolneniya ne budet (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Other Works:

ed. Schirmer/Mosel (1988) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Andrzej | Andrei Tarkovski | Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovskii | Andrei Tarkovskij | A. Tarkovskiy | Andrey Tarkovskiy | Andrei Andreevich Tarkovsky | Andrey Tarkovsky

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

The director's task is to recreate life, its movement, its contradictions, its dynamic and conflicts. It is his duty to reveal every iota of the truth he has seen, even if not everyone finds that truth acceptable. Of course an artist can lose his way, but even his mistakes are interesting provided they are sincere. For they represent the reality of his inner life, of the peregrinations and ... See more »

Trivia:

The inscription on his gravestone reads; 'To the man who saw the Angel'. See more »

Trademark:

Themes of self-reflection See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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