Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

DVD - 1998 | Russian
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Andrei Roublev is a monk in 15th century Russia. He takes a vow of silence after witnessing the repressive society around him.


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Apr 20, 2017

At last, the complete version of Andrei Tarkovski's 1966 masterpiece about the great 15th century Russian icon painter (a film suppressed by the Soviet Union and unseen until 1971) is available. It's a complex and demanding narrative about the responsibility of the artist to participate in history rather than documenting it from a safe distance. A landmark in Russian cinema, Andrei Rublev is a beautifully lyrical black-and-white film about harmony and soulful expression. As the late filmmaker says in a supplementary interview, each generation must experience life for itself; it cannot simply absorb what has preceded it.

Marinetti May 02, 2016

One of the greatest films about the making of art.

Jan 20, 2016

Wow! No wonder Tarkovsky keeps putting references to this in his other movies. I'd be proud to have made this, too

Sep 05, 2015

An awesome film. A film like this cannot be made today: it contains scenes of a cow on fire, and of a horse agonizingly struggling to stand up and eventually dying on film. Though slow, it keeps its pace and never becomes tedious.

Aug 24, 2013

Art and Faith website rates this movie as the number 2 best of all time.

This is not a Hollywood paced movie.

Rather, Tarkovsky draws you into medieval Russia with a style of film making that allows you to witness a very different vision of the world.
Let yourself go.
The vision is both disturbing and brilliant.

Dec 30, 2010

Fabulous, fabulous film. But don't watch it unless you have a huge amount of patience for subtitles, black and white photography, Russian tales of things that happened about a thousand years ago, and a pace that makes glaciers seem like drag racers. You need four hours on a cold winter night before you can even think about tackling this four part behemoth. It all pays off in the final section with the bellmaker's son. I was fascinated and couldn't stop watching by that point, though I had almost given up many times. The best of Tarkovsky that I have seen, far better than his most famous work, "Solaris", remade recently with George Clooney. "Andrei" could never be remade, noway, nohow.


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