The Passion According to Andrei:
An Unpublished Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky
The following interview with Andrei Tarkovsky was conducted by Aleksandr Lipkov on February 1, 1967.
It first appeared in Literaturnoe obozrenie 1988: 74–80 (in Russian).
It is published here for the first time in English.
English translation is by Robert Bird of the University of Chicago, Slavic Languages and Literatures.
The following translation is the intellectual property of Robert Bird, who retains the Copyright.
It is published by Nostalghia.com with his kind permission.
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