Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Synopsis

Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia’s greatest icon painter. Widely regarded as Tarkovsky’s finest film, Andrei Rublev charts the life of the painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, which was marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and Tatar invasions.

"When Andrei Tarkovsky’s dark, startling Andrei Rublev first materialized on the international scene in the late 1960s, it was an apparent anomaly – a pre-Soviet theatre of cruelty charged with resurgent Slavic mysticism. Today, Tarkovsky’s second feature seems to prophesy the impending storm." – J. Hoberman

Technical Specs

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Year: 1966
Country: Soviet Union
Language: Russian | Italian | Tatar
Duration: 185 min
Colour: B/W & Colour
Certificate: 15
Alternate Title: Andrey Rublyov