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Andrei Rublev

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Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Plot Synopsis:

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.

  • Technical Specs
    Length:185 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray, 2-Discs, Director’s preferred 185-minute cut and the original 205-minute version of the film
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:Russian LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Steamroller and Violin, Tarkovsky’s 1961 student thesis filmThe Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film’s scriptOn the Set of “Andrei Rublev,” a 1966 documentary about the making of the filmNew interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise MilneNew interview with film scholar Robert BirdSelected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada PetricNew video essay by filmmaker Daniel RaimNew video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim