Because little is known about the life of the 15th-century Russian artist Andrei Rublev, Andrei Tarkovsky's portrait of the great icon painter is necessarily speculative. An ambitious movie of epic length and sweep, ANDREI RUBLEV, a frequent entry on lists of the best motion pictures of
all time, was one of the very few religious films ever produced under Soviet auspices.
In the year 1400, Andrei Rublev (Anatoly Solonitsin) is traveling on foot, accompanied by two fellow artist-monks, Kirill (Ivan Lapikov) and Daniel (Nikolai Grinko). The three men take refuge in a hut, where they witness a buffoon (Rolan Bykov) entertaining a group of peasants. Suddenly, soldie...