Olga Surkova, a film historian, and an old friend and biographer of the Russian film director Andrei Tarkovskii, collected all her interviews with the master and notes about him and his works. Andrei Tarkovskii (1932-1986), became very popular after his first big film "Andrei Rublev". This book is not only about his artistic life but also about his personal views on art and artists, and his works. This book is praised as the best documentary book of 2004 for its trustworthiness and observations. Illustrated with photographs. Also available another book by the same author: Tarkovskii i Ia: Dnevnik Pionerki (2002).