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  • St. Nicholas Church Deptford Green SE8 3DQ (map)
  • dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

  • year. 1966

  • country. Russia

  • run-time. 205 mins

  • rating. 15

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors: 5.00pm
Film: 6.30pm

Deptford Cinema goes on the road!

For the first time this year we are taking film out of the cinema and are transplanting it into one of Deptford's oldest, most evocative and beautiful churches - St Nicholas.

Home to the alleged burial place of Christopher Marlowe, stunning carvings by Grinling Gibbon and super-old mulberry trees, this is truly a wonderful setting for the film we have chosen - the Tarkovsky Masterpiece, Andrei Rublev

It is widely considered one of the best films of old time, a powerful and moving tale of the famous Russian icon painter (or 'writer') and monk Andrei Rublev, as he wanders through medieval Russia witnessing Mongol invasions, pagan rituals, deceit and greed, pride and brutality - it is truly an epic that will stay with you for ever! And all for £6 you say? That's right.

It's a long film so we'll be respecting the interval half way through the film to take a 15 minute rest.

We will be serving food, beers, wines and cocktails on the night, there will hopefully be an introduction to the history of the church and a very special surprise that we couldn't possibly tell you about.


"Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes—snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell—gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity... the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky’s most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance." 
The Criterion Collection

In Russian with English subtitles.

Please note, we will be screening this film at

St. Nicholas Church
Deptford Green, 
London SE8 3DQ


It is one of the most profound and moving experiences that cinema has ever conveyed
— John Bleasdale - CineVue
If cinephilia has a literal holy text, to be referred to and examined in times of joy and stress and sorrow, it is this
— Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
It is not a film that needs to be processed or even understood, only experienced and wondered at
— Steve Rose - The Guardian