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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 »

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(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 Writer
(1971)
Andrei Rublev Writer
(1966)
Stalker Writer
(1979)
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 Stalker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1975 The Mirror (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1974 Hndzan (uncredited)
 1974 Lyutyy (uncredited)
 1971 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1971 Konets atamana (uncredited)
 1969 Odin shans iz tysyachi (writer - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1968 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1959 Segodnya uvolneniya ne budet (screenplay - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Other Works:

The Sacrifice, the movie's book, ed. Schirmer/Mosel (1987) 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 | A. Tarkovsky | Andrei Andreevich Tarkovsky | Andrey Tarkovsky

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[On Hamlet] Hamlet hesitates because he cannot triumph. How should he be? What can he do? He can't do anything. This will always be the way. But he must still say his word... And the result is a pile of corpses. And four captains carry him out. This is the meaning of Hamlet, not 'to be or not to be,' 'to live or die.' Nonsense! It has nothing to do with life and death. It has to do with the life ... See more »

Trivia:

Was also a film theorist, theatre and opera director. See more »

Trademark:

Lack of conventional dramatic structure See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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