About

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled...

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Directed by

Andrei Tarkovsky

Written by

Andrei Tarkovsky (Writer)
L. Lazarev (Script Editor)
Andrei Konchalovsky (Writer)
N. Belyaeva (Script Editor)

Runtime

207 minutes

Country

Russia, Soviet Union

Language

Russian

Cast

Keywords

biography monk teacher brutality torture rape massacre 15th century christianity cathedral bell famine crucifixion artist russia painter power middle ages monastery icon tartar tatars religious vow bell maker

Lists

#190 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#27 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#36 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#87 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire