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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Known For

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:

Diaries published in book form: "Time Within Time. The Diaries 1970-1986" (orig. Russian title "Martyrolog"). First published 1989 in a German translation, and in 1991 in English, and not until 2008 in the original Russian. Tarkovsky in 1974 called his diaries Martyrology (in English), claiming "Pretentious and false as a title, but let it stay as a reminder ... 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:

The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise. See more »

Trivia:

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

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