Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »
Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.Written by
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Who is more truly arrogant - a film-maker who makes a three-hour film, or someone who takes it upon himself to criticise the film after only watching two hours on the grounds that "my time is too valuable"? Tarkovsky spent 1961-65 planning and making the film and 1966-71 waiting for it to get some kind of release. Is three hours of your time really that much more valuable than ten years of his?
One thing I will say, though, is that the subtitles on the London print were appalling - whoever thought that contemporary American slang was an acceptable way of translating medieval Russian should have suffered the same treatment meted out to the stonemasons. But I certainly can't blame Tarkovsky for that!
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