Andrei Tarkovsky

Director, Screenwriter, Geological prospector
Distinguished Soviet director whose austerely poetic, deeply personal films made him one of the most treasured artists of his generation.
Born: 04/04/1932 in Soviet Union

Filmography

Director (8)

The Steamroller and the Violin 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sacrifice 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Nostalghia 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Ivan's Childhood 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Stalker 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Solaris 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mirror 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Andrei Roublev 1973 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

Directed By Andrei Tarkovsky 1989 (Movie)

("Sculpting in Time") (Book as Source Material)

The Steamroller and the Violin 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sacrifice 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nostalghia 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Solaris 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mirror 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Andrei Roublev 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (4)

Directed By Andrei Tarkovsky 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gruppa Tovariscej 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Andrei Tarkovsky 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

De Weg Naar Bresson 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Editor (1)

The Sacrifice 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)
Art Department (1)

Stalker 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Biography

Distinguished Soviet director whose austerely poetic, deeply personal films made him one of the most treasured artists of his generation.

Relationships

Maria Ivanovna Tarkovsky

Mother

Irma Tarkovsky

Wife
married in 1960 divorced in 1963

Arseniy Tarkovsky

Father

Larissa Tarkovsky

Wife
defected to Italy with husband in 1984 mother of Andrei Tarkovsky died in January 1998

Andrei Tarkovsky

Son
mother, Larissa Tarkovsky defected to West in 1985

EDUCATION

Soviet School of Music

VGIK

1956 - 1960
graduated; studied under Mikhail Romm; graduate film entitled "The Steamroller and the Violin" (1960)

Institute of Oriental Languages

1952
marks year of enrollment

Milestones

1984

Defected to the West (July)

1983

Shot first film out of Soviet Union, "Nostalgia" (in Italy)

1966

"Andrei Rublev" banned by Soviet authorities (was shown in Cannes, 1969 but not released in Soviet Union until 1971)

1962

Debut as feature film director, "Ivan's Childhood"

1959

Directed first short, "There Will Be No Leave Today"

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