Andrei Rublev

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Andrei Rublev

Synopsis

Director Andrei Tarkovsky's second film, ANDREI RUBLEV, is a massive and sweeping retelling of the life of the 15th-century Russian icon painter and perhaps the first great Russian artist. Unfolding in a free-flowing series of eight episodes, ANDREI RUBLEV follows the painter (Anatoli Solonitsyn) as he faces unbearable violence, endless attacks by the crude and malicious Tartars, and, eventually, a crippling crisis of faith. A moving mosaic of time, spirituality, dreams, history, culture, and politics, Tarkovsky's masterpiece was immediately condemned by the Russian authorities, who waited years before giving it an official release. Despite this, the film endures as a wrenching testament to Tarkovsky's unique vision of the power of art and the duty of the artist. The film follows Rublev as he traverses the wretched earth of Russia in the Middle Ages, encountering jesters, fools, other artists, and the masses who eventually restore his faith in life and art. Tarkovsky's signature elliptical style, matched with stunning cinematography and breathtaking (and often nonnarrative) editing, creates a film unlike any other. Neither strict biography nor historical epic, ANDREI RUBLEV is the visual depiction of the mystical capacity for art to transform the struggles and joys of the human into the divine.

Actors: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev, Irma Raush

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky

Special Features

  • Wide Screen
  • Russian
  • Region 2
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Russian
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Filmographies
  • Stills Gallery
  • Interview With Tarkovsky's Sister Marina Tarkovskaya
  • Interview With Actor Yuri Nazarov Theophanes The Greek Andrei Rublev And Behind The Scenes Featurettes
  • Tarkovsky Trailers
  • Arabic\Chinese\Dutch\English\French\German\Hebrew\Italian\Japanese\Portuguese\Russian\Spanis\Swedish

 

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Product Description

Andrei Rublev

Synopsis

Director Andrei Tarkovsky's second film, ANDREI RUBLEV, is a massive and sweeping retelling of the life of the 15th-century Russian icon painter and perhaps the first great Russian artist. Unfolding in a free-flowing series of eight episodes, ANDREI RUBLEV follows the painter (Anatoli Solonitsyn) as he faces unbearable violence, endless attacks by the crude and malicious Tartars, and, eventually, a crippling crisis of faith. A moving mosaic of time, spirituality, dreams, history, culture, and politics, Tarkovsky's masterpiece was immediately condemned by the Russian authorities, who waited years before giving it an official release. Despite this, the film endures as a wrenching testament to Tarkovsky's unique vision of the power of art and the duty of the artist. The film follows Rublev as he traverses the wretched earth of Russia in the Middle Ages, encountering jesters, fools, other artists, and the masses who eventually restore his faith in life and art. Tarkovsky's signature elliptical style, matched with stunning cinematography and breathtaking (and often nonnarrative) editing, creates a film unlike any other. Neither strict biography nor historical epic, ANDREI RUBLEV is the visual depiction of the mystical capacity for art to transform the struggles and joys of the human into the divine.

Actors: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev, Irma Raush

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky

Special Features

  • Wide Screen
  • Russian
  • Region 2
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Russian
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Filmographies
  • Stills Gallery
  • Interview With Tarkovsky's Sister Marina Tarkovskaya
  • Interview With Actor Yuri Nazarov Theophanes The Greek Andrei Rublev And Behind The Scenes Featurettes
  • Tarkovsky Trailers
  • Arabic\Chinese\Dutch\English\French\German\Hebrew\Italian\Japanese\Portuguese\Russian\Spanis\Swedish

 

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Additional Information
Language Russian
Level Intermediate
Media Type DVD
Key Benefits
  • This film is an absolute must for lovers of Russian language and culture
  • Contains Russian as well as English subtitles - invaluable for Russian language learners
  • Films are one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to improve your language skills
Film Genre Drama
Classification 15
Subtitles Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Run Time (Mins) 185
Region Region 2
Number of disks 2
DVD Format Black & White, Colour, PAL, Widescreen
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