Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986)


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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 VGIK. 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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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 26 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Solaris Writer
(1972)
The Sacrifice Writer
(1986)
Andrei Rublev Writer
(1966)
Nostalghia Writer
(1983)

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 1994 Andrei Tarkovsky's Taiga Summer (TV Movie documentary) (unpublished short story script)
 1986 The Sacrifice (written by - as Andrei Tarkovskij)
 1983 Voyage in Time (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1983 Nostalghia (screenplay - as Andrey Tarkovsky)
 1979 Stalker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1975 Mirror (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1974 Sour Grapes (uncredited)
 1974 The Fierce One (uncredited)
 1972 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1971 The End of the Ataman (uncredited)
 1969 One Chance in a Thousand (writer - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1967 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Other Works:

Diaries published in book form: "Time Within Time. The Diaries 1970-1986" (orig. Russian title "Martyrolog"). First published 1989 in a German translation, and in 1991 in English, and not until 2008 in the original Russian. Tarkovsky in 1974 called his diaries Martyrology (in English), claiming "Pretentious and false as a title, but let it stay as a reminder ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Larisa Tarkovskaya  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »


Parents:

Arseny Tarkovsky | Maria Vishnyakova

Relatives:

Alexandr Tarkovsky (grandparent) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Always with huge gratitude and pleasure I remember the films of Sergei Parajanov which I love very much. His way of thinking, his paradoxical, poetical . . . ability to love the beauty and the ability to be absolutely free within his own vision. See more »

Trivia:

One of his teachers at VGIK was Mikhail Romm. See more »

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Themes of self-reflection See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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