''AndreiRublev'' (or ''"The Passion According to Andrei"'') is a 1966 film by Creator/AndreiTarkovsky, loosely based on the life of Russia's famous icon painter of the same name. It is the movie that launched the director to international attention after its warm reception at the Cannes film festival.

The movie is notable for its troubled production and numerous issues with the Soviet Union's strict censorship board. It is Tarkovsky's longest and most violent film, and was only available in heavily cut versions until the CriterionCollection DVD release in 1999, which restored the film to its original 205 minute run time.

As with most Tarkovsky films, it eschews a traditional narrative structure, relying on episodic vignettes that take place around the life of Rublev, with the man himself often taking a backseat to the actions on screen depicting the time. Interestingly, the film never once [[InformedAbility depicts Andrei Rublev painting]], and is entirely in black and white [[spoiler: until an ending montage of Rublev's work in blazing color]]. It is [[TrueArtIsAngsty quite depressing]], but also considered to be a shining example of one of the 20th century's greatest creative minds at the height of his power.

!!This film includes examples of
* AuthorAvatar: Andrei Rublev himself struggles with many of the same crises of faith and art that Tarkovsky did
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Andrei, after killing a man in defense of Durochka]]
* ArtShift: The film finally goes colorful at the end.
* {{Biopic}}: Averted. While the film does fall into this genre, the movie is actually ABOUT the relationship between art and faith, not Andrei Rublev's life.
* CrapsackWorld: Medieval Russia, evidently, was not fun
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Though black and white film was probably used to partially save money on a long and extravagant film, it was not a necessity [[spoiler: demonstrated by the ending montage]].
* EyeScream: Getting your eyes gouged out by someone's spurs counts.
* TheFool: Durochka
* {{Gorn}}: Quite potent for a film of the period. There's a cow being set on fire, and a horse with a broken leg getting rolled down a flight of stairs. (Did I mention that, in context, that's actually kind of the comic relief?)
* InformedAbility: Rublev is never, ever shown actually picking up a brush to paint.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Averted with Durochka.
* LeFilmArtistique: a shining example.
* MeaningfulName: "Durochka" means "little fool."
* TheMiddleAges: A very accurate and unflinching depiction
* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Mostly played straight, with one unfortunate aversion. [[spoiler: One scene depicts the real death of a horse which had been purchased by the filmmakers from a slaughterhouse.]]
** according to other evidences a cow has been burned alive on the set.
** The cow was wearing a fireproof blanket, to make it look like it was burning alive when it actually wasn't. The horse, though -- that one was real.
* OldMaster: Theophanes the Greek
* ThePlague: Killed the parents of Boriska
* ProtagonistTitle
* SceneryPorn
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Fellow monk Kirill, after losing a prominent commission to Andrei