1966, Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
With Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov and Nikolay Grinko
205 min, 35 mm
Exploring the life of the fifteenth-century Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev, Andrei Tarkovsky’s second feature film explored the role of Christianity and faith in the turbulent period of Russian history that lead to the rise of the tsardom. Aiming to depict a realistic portrayal of medieval life in Russia, Andrei Rublev faced religious and artistic censorship from the Communist government. The film was only screened once in Moscow upon its completion—although a version of the film screened at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival, were it won the International Federation of Film Critics Prize. Andrei Rublev was not released in Russia until a censored version in 1971. MAD is proud to present a rare 35 mm screening of the full, uncut 205-minute version of Tarkovsky’s tour-de-force examination of the life and struggles of an artist.