- On 30 Oct 2018
The son of Andrei Tarkovsky plans to restore the director's cut of "Andrei Rublev"
"Andrei Rublev" is a historical drama filmed by Andrei Tarkovsky between 1964th and 1965th on "Mosfilm". His son plans to restore its original version. The duration of the movie, introduced to the public, is 184 minutes, while the first assembly includes 20 minutes of extra material. During re-editing, Andrei Tarkovsky had to clear the parts, which has not met the censor standards.
The main challenge, according to the junior Andrei Tarkovsky, is to restore the parts which had to be cut for the censorship reasons and remove the elements, which were cut by the director himself. Andrei further comments, that the original version has the clearer line, more logic, and plasticity.
All movies screened by Andrei Tarkovsky has been shown to the audience as they were thought by the author, and only the storyline of "Andrei Rublev" should have been modified. The limited premiere of the movie has sparked a wave of condemnation among the cinematic authorities of the USSR. The creators have been indicted for advocating violence. The movie has been re-assembled and shortened. The limited release of the movie has been allowed in 1971, and only in 1987th, the movie has been broadly shown to the public.
"Andrei Rublev" is a historical drama. The events in the movie take place on a territory of the Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve, in Pskov and the Pskov Region, Izborsk, Pechory, near the Savior-Euthymius Monastery and in the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir. In the film played Anatoly Solonitsyn, Irina Tarkovskaya, Yuri Nikulin, Rolan Bykov, Nikolai Burlyaev, Yury Nazarov, Ivan Lapikov and many others.