Andrei Rublev (1966)

April 16, 2016

If you try to google a list of best art history movies, there is a great chance that Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev from 1966 will be at the very top of it. It is barely a surprise, considering it’s regarded one of the most important cinematic achievements of all times.

The film is loosely based on the life of Russian 15th-century religious painter Andrei Rublev and it seeks to explore the relationship between the artist and his time. However, the best quality of the film is the particular atmosphere that dominates the work of Tarkovsky, and director’s own unique vision and signature system of visual symbols.