Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986)


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The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei 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 & 13 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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 2006 Zona (TV Series) (epigraph - 50 episodes)
- Episode #1.49 ... (epigraph - as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
- Episode #1.46 ... (epigraph - as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
- Episode #1.41 ... (epigraph - as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
- Episode #1.47 ... (epigraph - as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
- Episode #1.45 ... (epigraph - as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1990 Boris Godunov (TV Movie) (directed for stage: original production by)
 1974 Sour Grapes (creative advisor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" at the Lenkom Theatre in Moscow, with Tarkovsky's regular film star Anatoliy Solonitsyn in the title role. 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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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:

According to Ingmar Bergman, Tarkovsky "is the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream". See more »

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