Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

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Andrei Tarkovsky was born on Apr 04, 1932 in Russia]. Andrei Tarkovsky's big-screen debut came with The Killers directed by Marika Beiku in 1956. Andrei Tarkovsky is known for The Sacrifice directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, Erland Josephson stars as Alexander and Susan Fleetwood as Adelaide. Andrei Tarkovsky has got 27 awards and 13 nominations so far. The most recent award Andrei Tarkovsky achieved is Online Film & Television Association. The upcoming new movie Andrei Tarkovsky plays is The Sacrifice which will be released on May 09, 1986.

The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school VGIK. He shot to international attention with his first feature, L'enfance d'Ivan (1962), which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. This resulted in high expectations for his second feature Andreï Roublev (1966), which was banned by the Soviet authorities for two years. It was shown at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival at four o'clock in the morning on the last day, in order to prevent it from winning a prize - but it won one nonetheless, and was eventually distributed abroad partly to enable the authorities to save face. Solaris (1972), had an easier ride, being acclaimed by many in Europe and North America as the Soviet answer to Kubrick's '2001' (though Tarkovsky himself was never too fond of his own film nor Kubrick's), but he ran into official trouble again with Le miroir (1975), a dense, personal web of autobiographical memories with a radically innovative plot structure. Stalker (1979) had to be completely reshot on a dramatically reduced budget after an accident in the laboratory destroyed the first version, and after Nostalghia (1983), shot in Italy (with official approval), Tarkovsky defected to Europe. His last film, Le sacrifice (1986) was shot in Sweden with many of Ingmar Bergman's regular collaborators, and won an almost unprecedented four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. He died of lung cancer at the end of the year. Two years later link=Sergei Parajanov dedicated his film Ashik Kerib to Tarkovsky.

  • Birthday

    Apr 04, 1932
  • Place of Birth

    Zavrazhe, Yurevetskiy rayon, Ivanovskaya Promyshlennaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR [now Ivanovskaya oblast, Russia]

Known For


27 wins & 13 nominations

Online Film & Television Association
Winner - OFTA Film Hall of Fame
BAFTA Awards
Best Foreign Language Film
Winner - BAFTA Film Award
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