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Andrei Rublyov (1969)

Soviet Union 183m, B&W/Colour
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky; Cast: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev, Nikolai Burlyayev, Irma Raush

andrei-rublevNot a biography in the traditional sense, this film is a collection of related episodic stories that span 25 years of the life of the 15th-century Russian monk and medieval iconographer Andrei Rublev. The combined effect of these stories as they unfold around the titular character are jarring and often repellent. In presenting the brutality, chaos and crises of faith during the period in which Rublyov worked, Tarkovsky attempts to contextualize the religious experience of the artist while demonstrating the notion that art, for the believer, can be a religious experience. Though a difficult and challenging film, Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublyov has itself, become an iconic symbol of Soviet cinematic art (Klaus Ming October 2016),

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