About the film
christianity monk painter rape russia cathedral artist crucifixion famine icon biography tatars bell teacher torture massacre brutality middle ages monastery tartar bell maker 15th century religious vow
Release Date: December 16, 1966
|Writers||:||Andrei Tarkovsky, Andrei Konchalovsky, L. Lazarev, N. Belyaeva|
An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.