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 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 & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 1986 The Sacrifice (scenario)
 1983 Voyage in Time (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1983 Nostalgia (screenplay - as Andrey Tarkovsky)
 1979 Stalker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1975 The Mirror (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1974 Sour Grape (uncredited)
 1974 The Fierce One (uncredited)
 1972 Solaris (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
 1971 Konets atamana (uncredited)
 1969 Odin shans iz tysyachi (writer - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1968 Sergey Lazo (uncredited)
 1966 Andrei Rublev (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 1962 Ivan's Childhood (uncredited)
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (screenplay - as A. Tarkovsky)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Tarkovskiy)
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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 | A. Tarkovsky | Andrei Andreevich Tarkovsky | Andrey Tarkovsky

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn't exist, for the artist doesn't live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn't look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world. This is the issue in Andrei ... See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the Book 'Sculpting in Time'. In it he explains and discusses his views on cinema, cinema as an art, his own films and the use of poetry in his films. See more »

Trademark:

Close-ups of debris and pools of water See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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