Photograph of Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

(1932 - 1986)

Andrei Tarkovsky made his first feature-length film in 1962, Ivan’s Childhood, and his second, Andrei Rublev, in 1966. The latter was censored for five years in the Soviet Union. At the Cannes Film Festival, his films Solaris and Nostalgia received, respectively, the Special Jury Prize and the Best Director Prize. Among his many admirers was Ingmar Bergman, who wrote in his autobiography that, after discovering Tarkovsky’s films, “Suddenly, I found myself standing at the door of a room, the keys of which had, until then, never been given to me.”

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