Andrei Tarkovsky Biography (1932-1986)

Born April 4, 1932, in Zawrashje, Iwanowo, Russia; died of cancer, December 28, 1986, in Paris, France; son of Arseniy Tarkovsky (a poet); married Irma Rauch, 1960 (divorced 1963); married Larisa Tarkovskaya, 1964; children: (firstmarriage) two children; (second marriage) Andrei. Career: Director, screenwriter, editor, production designer, and actor. Worked as geological prospector, Siberia, 1954-56. Awards, Honors: Venice Film Festival, Lionof St. Mark Award, best film, 1962, for Ivan's Childhood; Cannes FilmFestival, International Critics Award, 1969, for Andrei Rublev; CannesFilm Festival, Grand Prize of the Jury Award, 1972, for Solaris; Merited Artistic Worker of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (RSFSR), 1974; Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prize of the Jury Award, best screenplay, 1983, for Nostalghiya; Cannes Film Festival Award, Prize for First Work-Full Length Films, 1983; Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prix, 1986, for The Sacrifice; Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prize of the Jury Award, 1986,for Offret; British Academy Film and Television Arts Award, best foreign language film, 1988, for Offret..

Director, screenwriter, editor, designer, actor
Birth Details
April 4, 1932
Zawrashje, Iwanowo, Russia
Death Details
December 28, 1986
Paris, France

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