Tarkovsky, Andrei

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Name
Tarkovsky, Andrei Gender: M
born on 3 April 1932 at 23:50:32 (= 11:50 PM )
Place Zavodskoj (Rostov), Russian Federation, 48n24, 40e19
Timezone R3T h4e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Maslikov
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°50' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 19°32 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°14'



Andrei Tarkovsky
photo: Festival de Cine Africano de Córdoba, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. This resulted in high expectations for his second feature _Andrei Rublyov (1969)_, which was banned by the Soviet authorities until 1971. It was shown at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival at four o'clock in the morning on the last day, in order to prevent it from winning a prize - but it won one nonetheless, and was eventually distributed abroad partly to enable the authorities to save face. Solaris (1972), had an easier ride, being acclaimed by many in Europe and North America as the Soviet answer to Kubrick's '2001' (though Tarkovsky himself was never too fond of it), but he ran into official trouble again with The Mirror (1975), a dense, personal web of autobiographical memories with a radically innovative plot structure. Stalker (1979) had to be completely reshot on a dramatically reduced budget after an accident in the laboratory destroyed the first version, and after Nostalghia (1983), shot in Italy (with official approval), Tarkovsky defected to Europe. His last film, The Sacrifice (1986) was shot in Sweden with many of Ingmar Bergman's regular collaborators, and won an almost unprecedented four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival.

His work is characterized by spirituality and metaphysical themes, long takes, lack of conventional dramatic structure, and distinctively authored use of cinematography. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest film-makers of all time. Ingmar Bergman said of Tarkovsky:

"Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream".

He died of lung cancer on 29 December 1986.


Link to Wikipedia biography

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Source Notes

Sergey Maslikov quotes the diary of his father:" born at night 3/4 of April". Maslikov rectified it to 1.21 am 4 April. Starkman rectified it to 23.50.32 R3T

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script