Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia’s greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, Andrei Rublev has existed only in shortened, censored versions until the Criterion Collection created this complete 205-minute director’s cut special edition.

Film Info

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

Special Features

  • The definitive 205-minute director’s cut
  • Exclusive widescreen digital transfer
  • New English subtitles translating 40% more dialogue
  • Screen-specific audio essay by Harvard film professor Vlada Petric
  • Rare film interviews with Andrei Tarkovsky, with an essay on the filmmaker's work by Professor Petric
  • A timeline featuring key events in Russian history, plus the lives and works of Andrei Rublev and Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by Gordon Reynolds

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • The definitive 205-minute director’s cut
  • Exclusive widescreen digital transfer
  • New English subtitles translating 40% more dialogue
  • Screen-specific audio essay by Harvard film professor Vlada Petric
  • Rare film interviews with Andrei Tarkovsky, with an essay on the filmmaker's work by Professor Petric
  • A timeline featuring key events in Russian history, plus the lives and works of Andrei Rublev and Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

New cover by Gordon Reynolds

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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From the Tarkovsky Archives
From the Tarkovsky Archives

On what would have been his eighty-sixth birthday, we’re celebrating Andrei Tarkvosky’s legacy with a look back at some of the essays and videos we’ve published on his work.

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Jun 30, 2015
André Gregory and Wallace Shawn’s Top 10

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Jun 25, 2015
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May 29, 2015
Daniel Lopatin’s Top 10

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Oct 4, 2013
Sight & Sound Poll 2012: Andrei Rublev
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Sep 21, 2012
Götz Spielmann’s Top 10

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May 7, 2009
Richard Linklater’s Top 10

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Nov 21, 2008
Reading Tarkovsky

Marking the publication of two new books on the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, J. Hoberman writes movingly on the artist for Bookforum, beginning with some thoughts on his 1966 epic: “The inventor and master of the Soviet sublime, Ta…


Nov 18, 2008
Andrei Rublev

By J. Hoberman

On Film / Essays — Jan 12, 1999