Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes—snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell—gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director’s preferred 183-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky’s most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance.


Film Info

  • Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Soviet Union
  • 1966
  • 183 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 2.35:1
  • Russian
  • Spine #34

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration of the director’s preferred 183-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Passion According to Andrei, the original 205-minute version of the film
  • Steamroller and Violin, Tarkovsky’s 1961 student thesis film
  • The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film’s script
  • On the Set of “Andrei Rublev,” a 1966 documentary about the making of the film
  • New interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne
  • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird
  • Selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric
  • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

New cover by Nessim Higson

Purchase Options

Released Sep 25, 2018

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration of the director’s preferred 183-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Passion According to Andrei, the original 205-minute version of the film
  • Steamroller and Violin, Tarkovsky’s 1961 student thesis film
  • The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film’s script
  • On the Set of “Andrei Rublev,” a 1966 documentary about the making of the film
  • New interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne
  • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird
  • Selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric
  • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

New cover by Nessim Higson

Andrei Rublev
Cast
Anatoly Solonitsyn
Andrei Rublev
Ivan Lapikov
Kirill
Nikolai Grinko
Danil Chorny
Nikolai Sergeyev
Theophanes the Greek
Irma Raush
Durochka
Credits
Director
Andrei Tarkovsky
Screenplay
Andrei Tarkovsky
Screenplay
Andrei Konchalovsky
Producer
Tamara Ogorodnikova
Cinematography
Vadim Yusov
Music
Viacheslav Ovchinnikov
Editing
Ludmila Feignova

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