Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.
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Metal being cast while molten is generally accomplished using a special type of totally dry sand for the mold, not clay. Clay normally contains moisture and should not be used for casting metal because when the metal touches the clay, steam is produced in large volumes, causing the metal to splash about wildly. Evidently neither Tarkovsky nor Konchalovsky (the scriptwriters) knew this, or if the film is historically accurate, then there must have commonly been a lot of injuries or deaths in the Russian bell casting trade in the 15th century. Read More