Andrei Rublev - Criterion Collection (1966)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Anatoli Solonitsyn
Ivan Lapikov
Anatoly Solonitsyn
Movie Details
Director Andrei Tarkovsky
Studio Criterion
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 205 mins
Country USA
Color Color
At last, the complete version of Andrei Tarkovski's 1966 masterpiece about the great 15th century Russian icon painter (a film suppressed by the Soviet Union and unseen until 1971) is available. It's a complex and demanding narrative about the responsibility of the artist to participate in history rather than documenting it from a safe distance. A landmark in Russian cinema, Andrei Rublev is a beautifully lyrical black-and-white film about harmony and soulful expression. As the late filmmaker says in a supplementary interview, each generation must experience life for itself; it cannot simply absorb what has preceded it. In fact, a whole host of supplements accompanies the film in this Criterion Collection release. Stick with it; it's worth the effort. --Bill Desowitz
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 70
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 715515009928
Chapters 53
Release Date 2/2/1999
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks RUSSIAN: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Black & White Widescreen