4. Anotoliy as Andrei Rublev

Character: Andrei Rublev

Film: Andrei Rublev

Year Released: 1966

One of the most difficult art house films, especially due to it's length, (between 180 and 200 minutes, depending), Andrei Rublev centers on the famous icon painter of the 15th Century during times of incredible violence between Princes and Tartars. This doesn't keep the movie from portraying a heart-wrenching artist as he captures rare moments of uplifting beauty. This black and white testament to identity and redemption is perhaps more beautiful than the art it represents.

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