For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Страсти по Андрею

Andrei Tarkovsky União Soviética, 1966

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.