Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

Date of Birth: 04 Apr 1932

Country: Russia

Biography: Tarkovksy is listed among the 100 most critically acclaimed film directors; director Ingmar Bergman was quoted as saying "Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream".

Total Credits at Criticker: 9 (Actor), 11 (Director), 12 (Writer)

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    Stalker
    Near a gray and unnamed city is The Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers.
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    Andrei Rublev
    Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history... (imdb)
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    The Sacrifice
    Alexander, a journalist and former actor and philosopher, tells his little son how worried he is about the lack of spirituality of modern mankind... (imdb)
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    Ivan\
    12-year old Ivan works as a spy at the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. (imdb)
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    Solaris
    A psychologist is sent to investigate the mysterious crisis which has occurred on board a space station orbiting a remote planet.
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    Nostalghia
    The Russian poet Gortchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th century Russian composer. In a ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in a barn to save them from the evils of the world. As Eugenia seeks to tempt Gortchakov into infidelity, he, seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, becomes drawn to the lunatic.
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    The Mirror
    A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
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    Katok i skripka
    The central conflict of this four-reeler is that the little boy's mother prefers him to maintain interest in his violin, but his new friend encourages him to be more interested in a steamroller. Its the old conflict between high pursuits and simple pleasures, or art vs working function. The little boy, of course, would like to have his cake and eat it too... (IMDB Comments)
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    The Killers
    The Killers (1956) - Short Film
    This is Andrei Tarkovsky's first student film.
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    There Will Be No Leave Today
    About soldiers who have to remove WWII bombs which where found under a public road and drive them outside the town where they will be blown up. (IMDB Comments)
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    Voyage in Time
    Documents the travels in Italy of director Andrei Tarkovsky in preparation for the making of his film Nostalghia. (Wikipedia)
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    Sour Grape
    A boy who lives with his uncle waits for his father to return from battle in WWII.
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