Knowledge Identifier: +Andrei_Tarkovsky
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1932.
Countries: Russia (33%), Italy (31%), United States (10%)
Linked to: Soviet Union, Moskovskij Komsomolets, Maxim Gorky Literature Institute, Conversations with Filmmakers Series
In 1939, Tarkovsky enrolled at the Moscow School ? 554.
In 1943, the family returned to Moscow.
Following high school graduation, from 1951 to 1952, Tarkovsky studied Arabic at the Oriental Institute in Moscow, a branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Although he already spoke some Arabic and was a successful student in his first semesters, he did not finish his studies and dropped out to work as a prospector for the Academy of Science Institute for Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold.
In 1956, Tarkovsky directed his first student short film, The Killers, from a short story of Ernest Hemingway.
This film became Tarkovsky's diploma film, earning him his diploma in 1960 and winning first prize at the New York Student Film Festival in 1961.
Andrei Konchalovsky - In 1960, however, he met Andrei Tarkovsky and co-scripted his movie "Andrei Rublev"
He directed in the Soviet Union Andrei Rublev in 1966, Solaris in 1972, The Mirror in 1975 and Stalker in 1979.
Eduard Artemyev - His collaboration with the film director Andrei Tarkovsky in the 1970s made him well-known
City Lights - In 1972, the renowned Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky placed "City Lights" as fifth among his top ten and said of Chaplin, "He is the only person to have gone down into cinematic history without any shadow of a doubt
Natalya Bondarchuk - She became famous for her role as "Hari" in Andrei Tarkovsky's "Solaris" in 1972
Antichrist (film) - To get into the right mood before filming started, both Dafoe and Gainsbourg were shown Andrei Tarkovsky's "The Mirror" from 1975
Tarkovsky returned to Italy in 1982 to start shooting Nostalghia.
During 1985, he shot the film The Sacrifice in Sweden.
Iceland - Guðrún S. Gísladóttir, who is Icelandic, played one of the major roles in Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's 1986 film, "The Sacrifice"
He was buried on 3 January 1987 in the Russian Cemetery in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois in France
Most notable is the 1988 documentary "Moscow Elegy", by Russian film director Alexander Sokurov
Since 1993, the Moscow International Film Festival awards the annual "Andrei Tarkovsky award"