Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986)


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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 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 & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Solaris Writer
(1972)
The Sacrifice Writer
(1986)
Andrei Rublev Writer
(1966)
Stalker Writer
(1979)

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 1994 Andrei Tarkovsky's Taiga Summer (TV Movie documentary) (unpublished short story script)
 1986 The Sacrifice (written by - as Andrei Tarkovskij)
 1983 Voyage in Time (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1983 Nostalgia (screenplay - as Andrey Tarkovsky)
 1979 Stalker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1975 Mirror (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1974 Sour Grapes (uncredited)
 1974 The Fierce One (uncredited)
 1972 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1971 The End of the Ataman (uncredited)
 1969 One Chance in a Thousand (writer - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1967 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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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)
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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:

One of his teachers at VGIK was Mikhail Romm. See more »

Trademark:

Lack of conventional dramatic structure See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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