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Andrei Tarkovsky

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Andrei Tarkovsky

Soviet and Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera directoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1932.

Countries: Russia (33%), Italy (31%), United States (10%)

Main connections: Tonino Guerra, Andrei Rublev (film), Stanislaw Lem

Linked to: Soviet Union, Moskovskij Komsomolets, Maxim Gorky Literature Institute, Conversations with Filmmakers Series




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Andrei Tarkovsky was born in 1932 add something


In 1937, his father left the family, subsequently volunteering for the army in 1941. add something


In 1939, Tarkovsky enrolled at the Moscow School ? 554. add something


In 1943, the family returned to Moscow. add something


From November 1947 to spring 1948, he was in a hospital with tuberculosis. add something


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. add something


After 1953, more films were produced, many of them by young directors. add something


Before 1953, annual film production was low and most films were directed by veteran directors. add something


Upon return from the research expedition in 1954, Tarkovsky applied at the State Institute of Cinematography and was admitted to the film-directing program. add something


In 1956, Tarkovsky directed his first student short film, The Killers, from a short story of Ernest Hemingway. add something


He was in the same class as Irma Raush, whom he married in April 1957. add something


The short film There Will Be No Leave Today and the screenplay Concentrate followed in 1958 and 1959. add something


In 1959, they wrote the script Antarctica — Distant Country, which was later published in the Moskovskij Komsomolets. add something


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. add something


Andrei Konchalovsky - In 1960, however, he met Andrei Tarkovsky and co-scripted his movie "Andrei Rublev"


Tarkovsky's first feature film was Ivan's Childhood in 1962. add something


The film earned Tarkovsky international acclaim and won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1962. add something


In 1965, he directed the film Andrei Rublev about the life of Andrei Rublev, the 15th century Russian icon painter. add something


He directed in the Soviet Union Andrei Rublev in 1966, Solaris in 1972, The Mirror in 1975 and Stalker in 1979. add something


In 1966, in an interview conducted shortly after finishing Andrei Rublev, Tarkovsky dismissed color film as a "commercial gimmick" and cast doubt on the idea that contemporary films meaningfully use color. add something


Tarkovsky had worked on the screenplay for this film since 1967, under the consecutive titles Confession, White day and A white, white day. add something


He had worked on this together with screenwriter Fridrikh Gorenshtein, as early as 1968. add something


Eduard Artemyev - His collaboration with the film director Andrei Tarkovsky in the 1970s made him well-known


Tarkovsky had met the brothers first in 1971 and was in contact with them until his death in 1986. add something


The film was officially released in the Soviet Union in a cut version in 1971. add something


In 1972, Tarkovsky told film historian Leonid Kozlov his ten favorite films. add something


In 1972, he completed Solaris, an adaptation of the novel Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. He had worked on this together with screenwriter Fridrikh Gorenshtein, as early as 1968. add something


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


From 1973 to 1974, he shot the film The Mirror, a highly autobiographical film drawing on his childhood and incorporating some of his father's poems. add something


During 1975, Tarkovsky worked on the screenplay Hoffmanniana, about the German writer and poet E. T. A. Hoffmann. add something


Antichrist (film) - To get into the right mood before filming started, both Dafoe and Gainsbourg were shown Andrei Tarkovsky's "The Mirror" from 1975


Work on this film began in 1976. add something


In December 1976, he directed Hamlet, his only stage play, at the Lenkom Theatre in Moscow. add something


At the end of 1978, he wrote the screenplay Sardor together with the writer Aleksandr Misharin. add something


Furthermore, Tarkovsky suffered a heart attack in April 1978, resulting in further delay. add something


During the summer of 1979, Tarkovsky traveled to Italy, where he shot the documentary Voyage in Time, together with his longtime friend Tonino Guerra. add something


Tarkovsky returned to Italy in 1980 for an extended trip during which he and Tonino Guerra completed the script for the film Nostalghia. add something


During 1981 he traveled to the United Kingdom and Sweden. add something


Tarkovsky returned to Italy in 1982 to start shooting Nostalghia. add something


The documentary Voyage in Time was produced in Italy in 1982, as was Nostalghia in 1983. add something


Tarkovsky completed the film in 1983. add something


Voyage in Time: documents the travels in Italy of Andrei Tarkovsky in preparation for the making of his film Nostalghia, Tonino Guerra, 1983. add something


During 1985, he shot the film The Sacrifice in Sweden. add something


Andrei Tarkovsky died in 1986 add something


His last film The Sacrifice was produced in Sweden in 1986. add something


Under the influence of Glasnost and Perestroika, Tarkovsky was finally recognized in the Soviet Union in the fall of 1986, shortly before his death, by a retrospective of his films in Moscow. add something


In January 1986, he began treatment in Paris, and was joined there by his son, who was finally allowed to leave the Soviet Union. add something


Tarkovsky died in Paris on 29 December 1986 add something


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 add something


Most notable is the 1988 documentary "Moscow Elegy", by Russian film director Alexander Sokurov add something


"Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky" is 1988 documentary film by Michal Leszczylowski, an editor of the film "The Sacrifice" add something


In 1989 the "Andrei Tarkovsky Memorial Prize" was established, with its first recipient being the Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn add something


A controversy emerged in Russia in the early 1990s when it was alleged that Tarkovsky did not die of natural causes but was assassinated by the KGB add something


Posthumously, he was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1990, one of the highest state honors in the Soviet Union add something


Other evidence includes several memos that surfaced after the 1991 coup and the claim by one of Tarkovsky's doctors that his cancer could not have developed from a natural cause add something


Since 1993, the Moscow International Film Festival awards the annual "Andrei Tarkovsky award" add something


In 1996 the Andrei Tarkovsky Museum opened in Yuryevets, his childhood town add something


Film director Chris Marker produced the television documentary "One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich" as an homage to Andrei Tarkovsky in 2000 add something


Festivals: Yerevan IFF 2006, Rotterdam IFF 2007, Busan IFF 2007, Sidney IFF 2007, Zerkalo FF Ivanovo 2008, Kinoshock FF 2014 add something