Andrei Rublev

Film, Drama
5 out of 5 stars
(10user reviews)
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Time Out says

The complete version (39 minutes longer than the print originally released) 'explains' no more than the cut version, but at least Tarkovsky's mysteries and enigmas are now intact. Rublev was a minor icon-painter of the early 1400s. Tarkovsky re-imagines him as a Christ-like cypher for the sufferings of a divided Russia under the Tartar invaders: a troubled visionary reduced to years of silence by the horrors that he witnesses, who finally rediscovers the will to speak - and to paint. The film offers eight imaginary episodes from Rublev's life: the most brilliant coup is the story of a beardless boy saving his own life by pretending that he knows how to cast a giant bell - and finding that he can do it. This boy's blind faith rekindles Rublev's confidence in himself and his people, leading the film into its blazing climax: a montage of details from Rublev's surviving icons.

Details

Release details

Rated:
15
Duration:
189 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Andrei Tarkovsky
Screenwriter:
Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast:
Anatoly Solonitsyn
Ivan Lapikov
Nikolai Grinko
Nikolai Sergeyev
Irma Rausch
Nikolai Burlyayev

Users say (10)

5 out of 5 stars