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5,354 Ratings

Andrei Rublev

Страсти по Андрею | Андрей Рублев

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Soviet Union, United States, 1966
Drama, Biography, History


In turbulent 15th century Russia, the iconic painter Andrei Rublev gains renown for his artwork while struggling to create under a repressive and violent regime.

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Andrei Rublev Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
It clocks its 186 minutes without anybody ever picking up a brush, but Tarkovsky fills the gap with a sinuous directing and majestic mise en scène that add to it a virtuosic painting-like quality.
August 24, 2018
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A mesmerizing portrait of an artist and cleric undone by a world that is cruel, chaotic, unexplainable.
August 20, 2018
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Everyone would argue that it’s always best to watch a director’s entire filmography chronologically (with the exception of Semih Kaplanoglou’s trilogy, which includes Bal), I found that my watching Tarkovsky’s oeuvre almost the other way around added a magnificent ghostly atmosphere to Rublev.
June 04, 2018
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What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    The last Tarkovsky that I hadn't seen (after watching Stalker at least 20X), and I won't watch it again. This is my least favorite of his films. Obviously the work of a great master, it was nonetheless very, very unpleasant for me to watch. I know that it is my personal prejudice to find scenes of gruesome, graphic violence incredibly unpleasant (seen enough irl), so I'm only subtracting 1 star for that reason.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    A truly monumental film, an epic gaze at the heavens from down in the mud. The creation of a medieval setting is frighteningly evocative and atmospheric, the treatment of themes a good deal defter than in some of Tarkovsky's later films since it expresses its philosophy through drama. See it in a theater, and the richness of images will sweep you away. To leave the film after the end is to be in a state of ecstasy.

  • Jason's rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    When I first saw ANREI RUBLEV as a teenager in the 90s I can confess to having been quite categorically transported by it. It seemed to have arrived from another realm and precipitated a spiritual experience born of a kind of profound defamiliarization. I experience it differently as a man nearly forty. It strikes me now as a sublime testament to creative industry and something nearer a documentary on its own making.

  • dionysus67's rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    Hagiographical cinema has rarely surpassed this major work of art. The 15th century episodic structure of Rublev's ascent to his Christian mission is told in unprecedented stylistic bravura and pacing that can only honor the ontological backdrop of the story, the character and the filmmaker himself. Perfectly tuned in content to the asceticism of Byzantine art, the film's form touches the divine with its fingertips.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    Une superbe et puissante réflexion sur l'art et la condition de l'artiste, qui reste certainement une des oeuvres les plus envoûtantes du grand réalisateur soviétique...

  • Renton47's rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    How much of spiritual essence can actually claim to be located in biographical detail? In Tarkovsky's eyes it seems secondary that Rublev might paint pictures - secondary, or so obvious it doesn't need stating. It makes 'Rublev' more history than biopic, with the joke being that the individual here prevails against history. To an extent its grandiosity also means that each chapter is better than the whole for me.

  • ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    Tarkovsky is overrated, but my second viewing has more than proven this epic's beauty. So how should I praise this masterpiece by a director who I often find to be too self-centered? Simple, by quoting a japanese anime about gore and tits. Take it away BERSERK: Love, hate, ultimate pleasure, ultimate pain, life and death, all here to enjoy before our very eyes, the true nature of man and the devil is here and now.

  • Lintang A.'s rating of the film Andrei Rublev

    The movie is not about one talented monk, but about Russia, and Rublev stands in as a useful symbol since he lived in a time when he could personally witness two of the key elements in the development of Russia's unique culture. Deserved for 10/10.

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