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Tarkovsky, Andrey Arsenyevich
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(Apr 4, 1932, Zavrazhye – Sep 2, 1986, Paris). Born to a cultured Russian family, in the 1950s he worked as an assistant to the Soviet film director Mikhail Romm; in 1962 his Ivanovo detstvo (ET: Ivan’s Childhood, 1963) became his first international success. From his important major film Andrey Rublyov (1966/1971; ET: Andrei Rublev, 1973) through Solyaris (1972; ET: Solaris) and Stalker (1977/1978) to Nostalghia (Ital.: 1983), his central theme was the question of how to turn the powerful symbolic images of the Byzantine iconostasis into a fi…

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Bauschulte, Manfred, “Tarkovsky, Andrey Arsenyevich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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