Andrei Rublev

Selected by the Production Design Branch. Special guest: Introduction by production designer Alex McDowell.

Selected by the Production Design Branch. 

There is little known about the life of Andrei Rublev (c. 1360–1430), the Russian painter renowned for his icons and frescoes, but filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky imagines Rublev’s life and world in an epic series of nine vignettes shot in stark black-and-white widescreen culminating in a gripping story about the casting of a church bell, with an epilogue in startling color presenting authentic examples of Rublev’s art. Production designer Evgeniy Chernyaev (Ivan’s Childhood) recreated medieval Russia in convincing and vivid detail, adding immeasurable impact to one of Tarkovsky’s most unforgettable works, one of cinema’s great big-screen epics.  

DIRECTED BY: Andrei Tarkovsky. WRITTEN BY: Andrei Tarkovsky, Andrei Konchalovsky. WITH: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev. 1966. 183 min. Russia. B&W, Color. Scope. Russian. DCP.
This program is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 
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