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Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986)


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 V.G.I.K. 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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(age 54) in Paris, France

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 21 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Solaris
Solaris Writer
(1972)
Andrei Rublev
Andrei Rublev Writer
(1966)
Sacrifice
Sacrifice Writer
(1986)
The Mirror
The Mirror Writer
(1975)

Filmography

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 1986 Sacrifice (scenario)
 1983 Tempo di viaggio (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1983 Nostalgia (screenplay - as Andrey Tarkovsky)
 1979 Stalker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1979 Beregis, zmey! (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1975 The Mirror (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1974 Lyutyy (uncredited)
 1974 Hndzan (uncredited)
 1972 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1971 Konets atamana (uncredited)
 1968 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1961 Katok i skripka (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1959 Segodnya uvolneniya ne budet (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Sacrifice, the movie's book, ed. Schirmer/Mosel (1987) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Andrzej | Andrei Tarkovski | Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovskii | Andrei Tarkovskij | A. Tarkovskiy | Andrey Tarkovskiy | Andrei Andreevich Tarkovsky | Andrey Tarkovsky

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on directing] No "mise en scène" has the right to be repeated, just as no two personalities are ever the same. As soon as a "mise en scène" turns into a sign, a cliché, a concept (however original it may be), then the whole thing - characters, situation, psychology - become schematic and false. See more »

Trivia:

Profiled in "Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick and Wong Kar-Wei" by Thurston Botz-Borsnstein. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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