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After establishing himself with an auspicious debut in Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky set his sights on an even more ambitious follow up project – the life and times of the 15th Century Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev. The film encountered a long and arduous journey, marked by issues with censorship and the Soviet authorities that kept the film from distribution for five years when it was finally completed, but the final result is one of the most enigmatic and spiritual films ever made in world cinema. Criterion made this one of their earliest releases in the early days of DVD but has revisited it with a stellar Blu-ray upgrade.



Andrei Rublev (1966)



Released: 01 Oct 1973
Rated: NOT RATED
Runtime: 205 min




Director: Andrei Tarkovsky...

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titch

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The best possible review! There are arthouse fans lurking around this site, who are well aware of this masterpiece. However, the uninitiated should, to quote Anthony Lane's review in The New Yorker three weeks ago: "gird their loins, down a Stoli for luck, and give “Andrei Rublev” a chance. You may dread being ground down by this extraordinary film, but fear not. It will bear you aloft."
 

Paul Hillenbrand

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Amazon.com is listing the Blu-ray with a runtime of 185 minutes, not the original 205 minute version that is mentioned in the review.:unsure:
 

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