Andrei Tarkovsky


Born
in Zavrazhye, Kostroma Province, USSR
April 04, 1932

Died
December 29, 1986

Genre

Influences


Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (Russian: Андре́й Арсе́ньевич Тарко́вский) was a Soviet film director, writer and opera director. Tarkovksy is listed among the 100 most critically acclaimed filmmakers. He attained critical acclaim for directing such films as Andrei Rublev, Solaris and Stalker.

Tarkovsky also worked extensively as a screenwriter, film editor, film theorist, and theater director. He directed most of his films in the Soviet Union, with the exception of his last two films which were produced in Italy and Sweden. His films are characterized by Christian spirituality and metaphysical themes, extremely long takes, lack of conventional dramatic structure and plot, and memorable images of exceptional beauty.

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Sculpting in Time

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Instant Light: Tarkovsky Po...

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Journal 1970-1986

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Collected Screenplays

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Atrapad la vida. Lecciones ...

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Andrei Rublev

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Andrei Tarkovsky: Interviews

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Лекции по кинорежиссуре

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Tarkovsky: Films, Stills, P...

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آینه

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“Let everything that's been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it's tender and pliant. But when it's dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death's companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.”
Andrei Tarkovsky

“Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world.”
Andrei Tarkovsky

“A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books.”
Andrei Tarkovsky

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