Andrei Rublev (BFI Film Classics)

Andrei Rublev (BFI Film Classics)

Robert Bird


Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) used to be one of many nice poets of worldwide cinema. A fiercely self sustaining artist, Tarkovsky crafted poignantly appealing movies that experience confirmed inscrutable and been bitterly disputed. those features are found in abundance in Andrei Rublev (1966), Tarkovsky's first totally mature movie. Ostensibly a biographical research of Russia's most renowned medieval icon-painter, Andrei Rublev is either lyrical and epic, starkly naturalistic and allegorical, authentically historic and urgently topical. whereas a lot continues to be mysterious in Andrei Rublev, critics have lately began to reappraise it as a groundbreaking movie that undermines cozy notions of lifestyles and spirituality. Robert Bird's multifaceted account of Andrei Rublev extends this reevaluation of Tarkovsky's radical aesthetic by way of constructing the film's historic context and offering a considerably new analyzing of key scenes. chicken definitively establishes the film's tortured textual historical past, which has led to significantly assorted models. He relates the movie to traditions in Russian artwork and highbrow background, yet ultimately his research specializes in Andrei Rublev as a visible and narrative paintings that treats profound existential questions by means of tough traditional notions of illustration and imaginative and prescient.

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