Andrei Tarkovsky filmography

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Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) was a Russian film director, screenwriter and film theorist. He directed several student films, co-directed a documentary, and was the author of numerous screenplays, both for his own films and for those of other directors. He directed two stage plays and one radio production, played minor acting roles in several films, and wrote a book on film theory. In addition, Tarkovsky kept a diary (published posthumously) and appeared in, or was the subject of, several dozen documentaries on the history of cinema and the art and craft of filmmaking.

Tarkovsky began his career at the State Institute of Cinematography with several student films. His first feature film was 1961's Ivan's Childhood, considered by some to be his most conventional film. This was followed by four other films during the period 1961 to 1979.[1] His last film produced in the Soviet Union was Stalker in 1979. During his time in the Soviet Union he wrote several screenplays for films he ultimately did not realize. He also contributed towards the productions of several films by other directors, as screenwriter, actor, film editor and artistic advisor. Tarkovsky left the Soviet Union in 1979 and directed the film Nostalghia and the documentary Voyage in Time about the making of Nostalghia in Italy. His last film The Sacrifice was produced in Sweden, shortly before his death.


Films directed by Tarkovsky[edit]

Year English title Original title Country Length Notes
1956 The Killers Убийцы Soviet Union 19 min. Student film
1959 There Will be No Leave Today Сегодня увольнения не будет Soviet Union 46 min. Student film
1961 The Steamroller and the Violin Каток и скрипка Soviet Union 46 min. Student film
1962 Ivan's Childhood Иваново детство Soviet Union 95 min.
1966 Andrei Rublev Андрей Рублёв Soviet Union 205 min.
1972 Solaris Солярис Soviet Union 165 min.
1975 Mirror Зеркало Soviet Union 107 min.
1979 Stalker Сталкер Soviet Union 164 min.
1983 Nostalghia Nostalghia Italy/Soviet Union 125 min.
1983 Voyage in Time Tempo di Viaggio Italy 63 min. Documentary film
1986 The Sacrifice Offret Sweden 149 min.


Year English title Original title Co-writer(s) Film
1956 The Killers Убийцы Ernest Hemingway (original author), Aleksandr Gordon The Killers
1957 There will be no leave today Сегодня увольнения не будет Aleksandr Gordon, I. Makhov There Will Be No Leave Today
1958 Concentrate Концентрат
1959 Antarctica, far away land Антарктида, далёкая страна А. Besukhov, Oleg Osetinskiy
1961 The steamroller and the violin Каток и скрипка Andrei Konchalovsky The Steamroller and the Violin
1961 Ivan's childhood Иваново детство Vladimir Bogomolov (original author), Mikhail Papava, Andrei Konchalovsky Ivan's Childhood
1962 The passion according to Andrei Страсти по Андрею Andrei Konchalovsky Andrei Rublev
1965 The first teacher Первый учитель Chinghiz Aitmatov (original author), Boris Dobrodeyev, Andrei Konchalovsky
1968 Sergey Lazo Сергей Лазо Georgi Malarchuk Sergey Lazo
1968 Tashkent - bread city Ташкент - город хлебный Andrei Konchalovsky
1968–1975, 1984 Mirror (also known as Confession and A White, White day) Зеркало Aleksandr Misharin Mirror
1969 One chance in one thousand Один шанс из тысячи Leonid Kocharian One chance in one thousand
1971 The end of the chieftain Конец атамана The end of the chieftain
1972 Solaris Солярис Stanisław Lem (original author), Fridrikh Gorenshtein Solaris
1972 Light wind (Ariel) Светлый Ветер Alexander Beliaev (original author), Fridrikh Gorenshtein
1973 The ferocious line Ллютый The ferocious line
1975, 1984 Hoffmanniana Гофманиана
1978 Stalker Сталкер Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (original authors) and Screenwriters Stalker
1978 Sardor Сардор Aleksandr Misharin
1978–1982 Nostalghia' Ностальгия Tonino Guerra Nostalghia'
1979 Look out, snake! Берегись! змей! Look out, snake!
1979 The First Day Первый день Andrei Konchalovsky
1984 The Sacrifice Жертвоприношение The Sacrifice

Other film projects[edit]

Year English title Original title Country Length Participation as
1956 The Killers Убийцы Soviet Union 19 min. Actor
1964 I Am Twenty Мне двадцать лет Soviet Union 189 min. Actor
1968 Sergey Lazo Сергей Лазо Soviet Union 89 min. Actor, film editor
1968 One chance in one thousand Один шанс из тысячи Soviet Union 81 min. Artistic director
1974 Sour Grape Терпкий виноград Soviet Union 76 min. Artistic advisor

Stage productions[edit]

Year Title Composer/Playwright Theater
1977 Hamlet William Shakespeare Lenkom Theatre, Moscow
1983 Boris Godunov Modest Mussorgsky Covent Garden, London

Radio productions[edit]

Year English title Original title Notes
1965 Turnabout Полный поворот кругом After the short story Turnabout by William Faulkner


Year Title Genre Translated into English by
1987 Sculpting In Time Film theory Kitty Hunter-Blair
1993 Time Within Time: The Diaries 1970-1986 Autobiography Kitty Hunter-Blair

Films about Tarkovsky[edit]

Documentaries on Tarkovsky include Moscow Elegy by Alexander Sokurov, One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich by Chris Marker, The Recall by Tarkovsky's son Andrei Jr., and Regi Andrej Tarkovskij by Michal Leszczylowski, the editor of Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice. For a comprehensive list of documentaries on Tarkovsky and documentaries featuring Tarkovsky see Significant Documentaries at


  1. ^ Rosenbaum, Jonathan (2002-09-01). "One Day in the Life of Andre Arsenevich". Chicago Reader. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-01.


  • Johnston, Vida T.; Petrie, Graham (September 1994). The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue. Indiana University Press. pp. 63, 315–318. ISBN 0-253-20887-4.
  • Tarkovsky, Andrei (September 1999). William Powell (ed.). Collected Screenplays. Faber & Faber. ISBN 0-571-14266-4.
  • Bielawski, Jan; Trond S. Trondsen (2004-06-19). "Tarkovsky also contributed to the following". Archived from the original on 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2008-09-03.

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