1966, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 183 min.
- Fri, Dec 28th 6:30pm
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- Thu, Jan 3rd 6:30pm
"Stuns with the sort of unexpected poetic explosions we’ve come to expect from Tarkovsky...Not to be missed."--Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"One of the most profound and moving experiences that cinema has ever conveyed."--John Bleasdale, CineVue
Tarkovsky's breakthrough film is loosely centered on the revered 15th-century Russian monk and icon painter. Rublev's life, about which little is known, is expanded into a vivid panorama of medieval Russia, a lyrical embrace of the natural world, and a deeply personal consideration of the artist's struggle to create. Wandering through a world filled with cruelty and tormented by his own wavering faith, Rublev retreats into silence, until he encounters a seemingly miraculous event. From the dizzying balloon flight that opens the film to the construction of a gigantic bell that climaxes it, Tarkovsky fills the screen with densely layered images of breathtaking beauty and power. Censored and unauthorized versions have produced multiple ANDREI RUBLEV's; this "final cut" version is the one preferred by Tarkovsky. In Russian with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital widescreen restoration. (MR)