Andrei Tarkovski / SUHH, 1966 / 183 min.
For his second film Tarkovsky loosely based himself on the life of the 15th-century Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev. Rather than filming a biography, Tarkovsky preferred to reflect on the significance of the artist and the permanence of art. New restoration.
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With associative films rich in imagery, such as Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1974) and especially Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932‒1986) made his name as a leading innovator of the language of cinema. This autumn, Eye presents an exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker and mystic, focusing specifically on Tarkovsky’s quest for existential truth.