Special presentation: cfi benefit screening
Andrei Tarkovsky’s ANDREI RUBLEV
New digital restoration of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1966 masterpiece!
First Ottawa screening in 15 years!
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Alma Duncan Salon, Ottawa Art Gallery
10 Daly Ave. (Level 3)
Andrei Tarkovsky, U.S.S.R. 1966, 205 minutes
Tarkovsky’s extraordinary second feature is considered by many to be the finest Soviet film of the postwar era. Andrei Rublev presents several imaginary episodes in the life of its title character, a 15th-century Russian Orthodox monk and religious icon painter. While little is known about the historical Rublev; Tarkovsky renders him as a man clinging desperately to his faith in God and art in a world of overwhelming, often astonishing cruelty and barbarism.
The allegorical significance of the film was clearly not lost on the Soviet censors — Rublev’s artistic struggles could stand in for of any number of contemporary artists whose work was monitored by Soviet authorities — and, after stunning Moscow audiences at the end of 1966, the film was banned for five years. In 1969, however, even a substantially edited version still won the International Critics Prize at Cannes.
This presentation is of the original, full-length version intended by Tarkovsky. Essential viewing.
This evening is a benefit screening for the Canadian Film Institute, enabling us to keep bringing you the best of classic and contemporary world cinema.
The CFI is a non-profit, non-governmental registered charity.
In addition to its ongoing Canadian programming, the CFI organizes several annual international film festivals, including the European Union Film Festival (27 films in 2018), Bright Nights (8 films in 2018), the Latin American Film Festival (18 films in 2018), and the Ottawa International Animation Festival (138 screenings/talks in 2018).
For only $250, a CFI Ambassador Membership will allow you free entrance to regular CFI screenings for one year. Read more about CFI Memberships.
General Admission: $20
CFI Members, OAG Members, Seniors, Students, Children: $15
CFI Ambassador Members: FREE
All prices include HST.
Tickets are available online or at the door.
We accept cash, credit, and debit at our box office.
CFI ‘Admit One’ cards will not be accepted as a valid ticket for this event.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which this event will be held is part of unceded Algonquin territory.