Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

10 Episodes

In a string of visionary films that challenged the audience’s perceptions of time and space, Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky created a cinematic language all his own, one in which weighty philosophical themes found expression in images of haunting, spectral beauty. Ranging from the transcendent medieval drama ANDREI RUBLEV to meditative sci-fi epics like SOLARIS and STALKER, his enormously influential masterpieces are consistent in their astonishing ambition and profound insights into spirituality and metaphysical experience.

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Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Teaser

    Episode 1

  • The Steamroller and the Violin

    Episode 2

    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.

  • Ivan’s Childhood

    Episode 3

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1962 • Soviet Union
    Starring Nikolai Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, E. Zharikov

    The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, IVAN’S CHILDHOOD is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth. Moving back and forth between the trauma...

  • Andrei Rublev

    Episode 4

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1966 • Soviet Union
    Starring Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko

    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 follow...

  • Solaris
    Episode 5


    Episode 5

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1972 • Soviet Union
    Starring Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Yuri Yarvet

    Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to i...

  • The Mirror

    Episode 6

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1974 • Soviet Union
    Starring Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev

    A dying middle-aged man reminisces on his own life, in turn reflecting on the past half-century of Russian history. This autobiographical poem from Andrei Tarkovsky is a stunningly...

  • Stalker
    Episode 7


    Episode 7

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1979 • Russian Federation

    Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a professor into the heart...

  • Nostalghia

    Episode 8

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1983 • Russia, Italy
    Starring Oleg Yankovsky, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano

    Andrei Tarkovsky’s brooding late masterpiece, the first of his features to be made outside of Russia, is a darkly poetic vision of exile. The director poured his feelings of homesick...

  • The Sacrifice

    Episode 9

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1986 • Sweden
    Starring Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall

    Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky’s final masterpiece is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation. As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch, ...

  • Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

    Episode 10

    Directed by Michal Leszczylowski • 1988 • Sweden
    Starring Andrei Tarkovsky, Brian Cox, Erland Josephson

    As editor of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film, THE SACRIFICE, filmmaker Michal Leszczylowski formed an enduring bond with the director of world-shaking masterpieces like STALKER, SOLARIS, and ANDR...