VINTAGE FILM Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev may not be a household name, but he is among the most famous painters of Orthodox icons and frescoes (he did parts of the Kremlin, for example). If you’re setting your expectations for a medieval-period Pollack or Basquiat, prepare to be impressed: This is a film about artistic expression under an oppressive 15th-century Moscow regime – created under an oppressive 20th-century Moscow regime that barred its release domestically as well as its entry into competitions abroad.* Director Andrei Tarkovsky, who narrowly missed this year’s shortlist for 1986’s The Sacrifice (Offret), is someone film lovers should know about.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Screenplay by: Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev

Major nominations on original release : None*

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