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Andrei Rublev (Andrey Rublyov) (Andrej Rubljow) (NR)

Cast: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev

Release Date: August 24, 2018

Runtime: 3 hr. 25 mins.

Genre: Drama

With his second feature, a towering epic that took him years tocomplete, Andrei Tarkovsky waded deep into the past and emerged with avisionary masterwork. Threading together several self-containedepisodes, the filmmaker traces the renowned icon painter Andrei Rublevthrough the harsh realities of fifteenth-century Russian life, vividlyconjuring the dark and otherworldly atmosphere of the age: a primitivehot-air balloon takes to the sky, snow falls inside an unfinishedchurch, naked pagans celebrate the midsummer solstice, a young manoversees the casting of a gigantic bell. Appearing here in Tarkovsky'spreferred 183-minute cut, as well as the version that was originallycensored by Soviet authorities, Andrei Rublev is an arrestingmeditation on art, faith, and endurance, and a powerful reflection onexpressive constraints in the director's own time.

Synopsis

With his second feature, a towering epic that took him years tocomplete, Andrei Tarkovsky waded deep into the past and emerged with avisionary masterwork. Threading together several self-containedepisodes, the filmmaker traces the renowned icon painter Andrei Rublevthrough the harsh realities of fifteenth-century Russian life, vividlyconjuring the dark and otherworldly atmosphere of the age: a primitivehot-air balloon takes to the sky, snow falls inside an unfinishedchurch, naked pagans celebrate the midsummer solstice, a young manoversees the casting of a gigantic bell. Appearing here in Tarkovsky'spreferred 183-minute cut, as well as the version that was originallycensored by Soviet authorities, Andrei Rublev is an arrestingmeditation on art, faith, and endurance, and a powerful reflection onexpressive constraints in the director's own time.

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