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Andrei Rublev
     

Andrei Rublev

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Director: Andrei Tarkovsky, Anatoli Solonitsin, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Sergeyev

Cast: Andrei Tarkovsky, Anatoli Solonitsin, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Sergeyev

 
Andrei Tarkovsky's brilliant but little-seen historical drama is treated with the respect it deserves in this DVD release from Criterion. Andrei Rublev has been restored to its original director's cut for this edition, which has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at its original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The original monophonic audio track

Overview

Andrei Tarkovsky's brilliant but little-seen historical drama is treated with the respect it deserves in this DVD release from Criterion. Andrei Rublev has been restored to its original director's cut for this edition, which has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at its original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The original monophonic audio track has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, the Russian dialogue has been retained, and the disc features optional English subtitles. Bonus material featured on this edition includes a commentary track from film historian Vlada Petric, a filmed interview with director Tarkovsky, a timeline following events in Russian history as reflected by the film, text essays on the lives and art of both Tarkovsky and Rublev, and a short documentary on Tarkovsky and his films.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Monica McIntyre
Directed in 1966 by Andrei Tarkovsky, the filmmaker whom Ingmar Bergman once dubbed "the most important director of our time," Andrei Rublev was deemed unfit for viewers in the USSR and drastically edited by state censors. This uncut version, though, was a prizewinner at Cannes in '69 and has been widely embraced as one of the finest Russian films ever made. The black-and-white epic's title character is a 15th-century Russian monk who is considered the country's greatest icon painter. Rublev leaves his remote monastery to paint a great cathedral, but in his travels he encounters a chaotic landscape of pagan rituals, medieval brutality, and destruction wrought by the Tartar conquest. In the grips of a spiritual crisis, he eschews painting and takes a vow of silence. How can one create sacred works when the world is so savage? Haunting, poetic, and deeply lyrical, Andrei Rublev is at its core a meditation on the creative process, an exploration of how, through faith, the artist reconciles human suffering with spiritual aspiration.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/1999
UPC:
0715515009928
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
3:25:00
Sales rank:
20,080

Special Features

205-minute director's cut; Widescreen digital transfer; New English subtitles; Screen-specific audio essay by Harvard film professor Vlada Petric; Film interviews with Andrei Tarkovsky, with a video essay on the filmmaker's work by Professor Petric; A timeline featuring key events in Russian history, plus the lives and works of Andrei Rublev and Tarkovsky; English subtitles; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anatoli Solonitsin Andrei Rublev
Ivan Lapikov Kirill
Nikolai Sergeyev Feofan Grek
Nikolai Grinko Daniil Cherny
Nikolai Burlyayev Boriska
Irma Raush Actor
Yuri Nazarov Actor
Yuri Nikulin Actor
Rolan Bykov Actor
Nikolai Grabbe Actor
Mikhail Kononov Actor
Stepan Krylov Actor
Andrei Tarkovsky Actor

Technical Credits
Andrei Tarkovsky Director,Screenwriter
N. Beliava Editor
Andrei Konchalovsky Screenwriter
L. Lararev Editor
Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov Score Composer
Vadim Yusov Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [2:29]
2. Prologue: Flying/Commentary Introduction [:55]
3. Commentary: Camera Movement and Choreography [4:49]
4. The Jester, Summer 1400 [6:16]
5. Punishment [7:06]
6. Theophanes the Greek, Summer-Winter-Spring-Summer 1405-1406 [12:21]
7. The Messenger [3:17]
8. Andrei's Farewell [2:53]
9. Kirill's Farewell [3:27]
10. Reluctant Teacher, Reluctant Pupil [5:21]
11. The Passion As Told by Andrei Rublev [2:07]
12. Commentary: Oneiric Events [5:53]
13. The Holiday, 1408 [1:29]
14. Commentary: The Sensual World [3:13]
15. Caught [4:38]
16. "Where Were You?" [3:03]
17. Persecution [3:04]
18. The Last Judgment, Summer 1408 [3:34]
19. "I Don't Want to Terrify People" [2:23]
20. ."..As a Child, I Spake As a Child" [3:36]
21. "We Have Another Job..." [:54]
22. Commentary: Interior Vs. Exterior, Part One [1:33]
23. The Way to Zvenigorod [5:21]
24. Desecration [3:53]
25. "She Is Not a Sinner" [1:48]
26. Commentary: Interior Vs. Exterior, Part Two [1:07]
27. The Raid, Autumn 1408 [:38]
28. Commentary: Interior Vs. Exterior, Part Three [4:03]
29. Brotherly Love [1:15]
30. The Sack of Vladimir [7:29]
31. Commentary: Interior Vs. Exterior, Part Four [2:48]
32. The Torture of Patrikey [2:18]
33. The Death of Foma [7:16]
34. Commentary: Points of View [:35]
35. Andrei's Penance [1:04]
36. The Charity, Winter 1412 [9:48]
37. Kirill Returns [2:46]
38. A Tatar's Wife [5:10]
39. Commentary: Performances [5:48]
40. The Bell, Spring-Summer-Winter-Spring 1423-1424 [4:21]
41. A Place to Cast [3:30]
42. Hunting For Clay [2:47]
43. Building the Mold [3:51]
44. The Firing [5:08]
45. The Jester Recognizes Andrei [2:20]
46. The Furnaces [2:24]
47. Removing the Casting [3:40]
48. Kirill's Confession [3:30]
49. The Hoisting/Commentary: Camera Movement and Mise En Scéne [3:29]
50. Consecration [5:35]
51. The Sounding [1:21]
52. Recognition/Commentary: Visual Abstraction [4:50]
53. Andrei Rublev, The Passion [2:33]

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Andrei Rublev 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I live in 'The West' and celebrate this film. It has nothing to do with any anti-Soviet sentiment on my part or from anything that may that be misread from the film. Andrei Rublev is a stunning visual meditation on the faith of an extraordinarily sensitive and gifted painter who lived through a particularly turbulent period in Russian history. But that's only the central theme in a film which considers the daily vicissitudes of a life dedicated to an art of religious faith and compassion. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Haunting, stark, unpretentious, simple, atmospheric; they don't make them like this anymore. What an ending; like you died and went to heaven with Rublev. A simple story, a struggle that recreates medevil like nothing you've ever seen. Unsuspecting cruelty occurs, like life itself. Bergman may have wished he gave up symbolism in his approach after seeing this one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Religion is opium for some movie directors. The worst Tarkovski's movie. Outstanding disappointment. Celebrated in the West mostly because of its (then) anti-Soviet-party status. All pathetic and negative. No humor. No REAL hope. Violence, madness and despair. Some empty talk, too. The dark ages in the 20th century cinema. During the past 30 years, I have watched it 12 times, trying to figure out what people find in it. At the end, I concluded: another case of a mass sado-macohism-idealism. If you need pro-depressants, take this. Otherwise, watch the Chaplin.