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)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

Screenplay: "Hoffmanniana" (orig. Russian: "Hofmanana"), based on the life and work of the German writer and poet E.T.A. Hoffmann. Begun as a commission from Tallinnfilm (Estonia) to write a screenplay on a German theme, and after considering Thomas Mann and Ibsen's Peer Gynt, he signed a contract for a script about Hoffmann. Planning to ... See more »

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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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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:

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1982. See more »

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