Andrei Tarkovsky
Date of Birth
Apr 04, 1932
Birth Place:
Zaovrazhye, Russia


Considered one of Russia's most distinguished contemporary directors, the late Andrei Tarkovsky is known for highly personalized and poetic films. The son of poet Arseni Tarkovsky, he studied Arabic and first worked as a geologist before attending the State Film School in Moscow under Mikhail Romm. While there he made a pair of short films, "There Will Be No Leave Today" (1959) and the acclaimed...