From April 4th 2017

On the 85th anniversary of his birth, Film4 begins a season of films by the legendary Russian director. All of Tarkovsky’s seven feature films will play (non-chronologically) throughout April and May. All films will be available to view on All4 for 30 days after broadcast.

Tuesday 4th April, 12.10am – Andrei Rublev (1966)

A new, restored print of Andrei Tarkovsky's disturbing portrait of a great icon painter in early 15th-century Russia, a war-torn period that saw the country in upheaval.

Wednesday 12th, 1.25am – Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

Andrei Tarkovsky's feature debut blends impressionism and stark realism to tell the tale of a quest for vengeance during the Second World War.

Thursday 20th, 12.40am – Solaris (1972)

Andrei Tarkovsky's transcendent sci-fi classic, a moving and unsettling vision of memory and humanity.

Monday 24th, 12.40am – Stalker (1979)

Following Solaris, Tarkovsky's second foray into the sci-fi genre: a surreal and disturbing vision of the future, in which a scientist, a writer and a Stalker attempt to navigate the bleak and devastated terrain of the Zone.

Wednesday 3rd May, 1.25am – Mirror (1983)

Andrei Tarkovsky's most autobiographical work, in which he reflects upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people.

Monday 8th May, 1am – Nostalgia (1983)

Tarkovsky's first film to be made outside of Russia explores the melancholy of the expatriate, as a Russian poet in a Tuscan village is haunted by memories of his wife, children and homeland.

Tuesday 16th May, 12.55am – The Sacrifice (1986)

Tarkovsky's Cannes prize-winning final film: a mystical and enigmatic parable that unfolds in the hours before a nuclear holocaust.