Friday, 27 May 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 171: Sun Jun 19

Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, 1966): Regent Street Cinema, 7.55pm


Chicago Reader review:
Andrei Tarkovsky's first major film (1966, though banned and unseen until 1971), cowritten by Andrei Konchalovsky, about a 15th-century icon painter. This medieval epic announced the birth of a major talent; it also stuns with the sort of unexpected poetic explosions we've come to expect from Tarkovsky: an early flying episode suggesting Gogol, a stirring climax in color. Not to be missed.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the incredible opening scene.

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