Loosely based on the life of Andrei Rublev, the monk and great 15th century Russian icon painter, Tarkovsky’s historical epic concerns the relationship between man and God, man and nature, the artist and the people, the artist and the art form. It was banned by the authorities, largely because of its portrayal of the conflict between the artist and the political powered structure, and not released in the Soviet Union until 1971. Deeply moving and mysterious the film is rich in symbolism and full of remarkable imagery.
Rent (watch online)
The Criterion Collection (DVD)
Andrei Tarkovsky Collection – 9-DVD Box Set ( Solaris / Ivan’s Childhood / Andrei Rublev / The Mirror / Stalker ) ( Solyaris / Ivanovo detstvo / Andre [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import – Australia ]
2 LD Set Classic Laserdisc
- No. 14 on The Pendragon Society’s 1000 Greatest Films of All-Time (2019)