Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Criterion Collection Edition #34

Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes—snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell—gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director’s preferred 183-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork ANDREI RUBLEV is one of Tarkovsky’s most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance.

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Andrei Rublev
  • Andrei Rublev

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1966 • Soviet Union

    Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetic...

Extras

  • Edition Intro

  • The Passion According to Andrei

    The following is the original 205-minute version of Andrei Tarkovsky’s film ANDREI RUBLEV.

  • The Steamroller and the Violin

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1961 • Soviet Union

    When Sasha, a seven year old violin protégé, meets Sergei, a steamroller working in his neighborhood, he starts to open up from his strictly imposed routine of practice.

  • The Three Andreis

    This short 1966 documentary about the making of ANDREI RUBLEV is a project by Dina Musatova, who had studied at the film school VGIK with director Andrei Tarkovsky. This film is held by the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive in Krasnogorsk.

  • On the Set of ANDREI RUBLEV

    Presented here is a brief collection of silent footage of Andrei Tarkovsky directing ANDREI RUBLEV. This archival material is held by the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive in Krasnogorsk.

  • Tarkovsky’s ANDREI RUBLEV: A Journey

    This 2018 documentary by filmmakers Louise Milne and Seán Martin features interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev, cinematographer Vadim Yusov, Tarkovsky personal assistant Olga Surkova, film critic Dmitri Salynsky, and Tarkovsky scholar Vida T. Johnson.

  • Robert Bird on ANDREI RUBLEV

    In this interview, conducted in 2018, film scholar Robert Bird, author of the British Film Institute monograph “Andrei Rublev” (2004), discusses Andrei Tarkovsky’s film and the complex relationship between it and the historical painter Andrei Rublev.

  • Vlada Petrić Commentary

    In this selected-scene commentary, produced in 1998, film scholar Vlada Petrić analyzes the formal characteristics of Andrei Tarkovsky’s ANDREI RUBLEV.

  • Inventing ANDREI RUBLEV

    In this 2018 video essay, filmmaker Daniel Raim explores Andrei Tarkovsky’s creative process and the unique aesthetic philosophy he applied in creating ANDREI RUBLEV, using the director’s own words from interviews and essays.