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Andrei Rublev

Spine #34

Sep 25, 2018

Number of Discs: 1

  • 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Russian PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Andrei Rublev

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Directed By: Andrei Tarkovsky
Licensor: Mosfilm
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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 185-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.

  • Screen specific audio essay by Harvard film professor Vlada Petric
  • The Passion According to Andrei, the original 205-minute version of the film
  • The Steamroller and the 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 Yusovby filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne
  • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird
  • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim
  • An essay by critic J. Hoberman


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