Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »
Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.Written by
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The Andronikov Monastery was located in the Taganka region of Moscow and was built in 1360 on the eastern bank of the Yauza River as part of Moscow's outer defensive ring of monastery-fortresses. Its name is derived from that of its first abbot, Andronik. The monastery's most famous monk was Andrei Rublyov. See more »
A woman is seen swimming past Andrei's boat using the front crawl technique. This technique was only introduced to the European continent in the latter part of the 19th century. See more »
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth and the thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth. Walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes but know that for all these God will bring thee into judgment. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth before the difficult days come and the years draw nigh when thou shalt say "I have no pleasure in them." Remember thy creator before the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken or the pitcher shattered at the fountain or...
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When released in the UK, the sight of a horse falling off a staircase was cut from this title. See more »
Who is more truly arrogant - a film-maker who makes a three-hour film, or someone who takes it upon himself to criticise the film after only watching two hours on the grounds that "my time is too valuable"? Tarkovsky spent 1961-65 planning and making the film and 1966-71 waiting for it to get some kind of release. Is three hours of your time really that much more valuable than ten years of his?
One thing I will say, though, is that the subtitles on the London print were appalling - whoever thought that contemporary American slang was an acceptable way of translating medieval Russian should have suffered the same treatment meted out to the stonemasons. But I certainly can't blame Tarkovsky for that!
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