Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

DVD - 2018 | Russian
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Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. Appearing here in the director's preferred 185-min cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Edition: Criterion collection
ISBN: 9781681434902
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (185 min.) : sound, black & white, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Andreĭ Rublev (Motion picture)
Other Standard Identifier: 715515219419


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Jan 23, 2018

Theophanes the Greek was a Greek artist from Constantinople and one of the greatest icon painter of Russia and was noted as Andrei Rublev teacher and mentor.
Andrei Tarkovsky drew on his own creative development and religious struggles as a way to interrogate Christianity as an axiom to Russia historical identity.
This film was selected by the Vatican in the 'religion' category of its lists of 45 great films.

Nov 21, 2017

This movie is slow moving at first but exteremely gripping at the end. My all time favorite story for inspiration is the last section of the movie, the story of “Bell Maker”.
Adrei Rublev is a story of a 15 century Russion religious icon painter who had lost interest in painting as the world around him was in turmoil caused by betrayals, war and sickness. However, when he seemed to loose motivation to paint, he finds motivation by watching a small boy who undertook a huge responsibility of casting a churh bell which must ring. The boy’s spending too much time to find the right clay for casting and asking more silver from the brutal Prince raises questions about boy’s ability to cast the ringing bell. If the bell does not ring, he may be in danger of loosing his life. Will the bell be ringing?

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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