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:

(1986/1987) Essay book: "Sculpting in Time. Reflections on the Cinema". First published early 1986 in a German translation, and then in Italian. 2nd edition revised to include 'The Sacrifice' (dictated by Tarkovsky in the last weeks of his life) and published December 1986 in the original Russian, and 1987 in an English ... 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:

An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn't exist, for the artist doesn't live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn't look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world. This is the issue in Andrei ... See more »

Trivia:

In his school years, he was a troublemaker and a poor student. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Anatoliy Solonitsyn in his films. See more »

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