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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 »

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

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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:

Journal 1970-1986, ed. Cahiers du Cinema (1993) 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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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:

Profiled in "Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick and Wong Kar-Wei" by Thurston Botz-Borsnstein. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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