Widely recognized as a cinematic masterpiece, Tarkovsky's Andrei Roublev is a mesmerizing account of the 15th Century Russian monk. The film follows the icon painter as he faces violence, political persecution and, eventually, a crisis of faith after leaving the monastery to paint Vladimir Cathedral's interior. The Soviets suppressed this sweeping epic, which was not seen as director Andrei Tarkovsky intended until its re-release more than 20 years after completion.
1966. Russia. Andrei Tarkovsky. 205 min. Color.