Andrei Konchalovsky
Soviet film director
Andrei Konchalovsky
Andrei Sergeyevich Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky is a Soviet-American and Russian film director, film producer and screenwriter. He is the son of Natalia Konchalovskaya and Sergey Mikhalkov, and brother to Nikita Mikhalkov who is also a well known Russian film director.
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Director wants audience to shut up for a bit after seeing Holocaust film
Reuters.com - 6 months
VENICE (Reuters) - Andrei Konchalovsky does not expect "Rai" to change the course of the world, but he hopes the Holocaust drama about evil in the name of good will inspire some compassion, the veteran Russian director told Reuters at the Venice film festival on Friday.
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Konchalovsky says 'Rai' tackles evil done in the name of good
Reuters.com - 6 months
VENICE (Reuters) - Andrei Konchalovsky uses the Holocaust-theme in his drama "Rai" to explore how people back then and today commit evil acts all the while believing that what they do is right, the veteran Russian director said at the Venice film festival on Thursday.
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Eric Weissmann Forms His Own Law Firm in Encino, CA
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Legendary Hollywood attorney, Eric Weissmann, formerly one of the founders and principals of the Beverly Hills law firm of Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall, today announced formation of his own Eric Weissmann law firm in Encino, California. He has taken with him more than 50 of his personal clients including directors, musicians and actors Paul Mazursky, Keith Carradine, Michael Cimino, Gene Wilder, Jonathan Kaplan, Wen Jiang, Maxim Shostakovich and Andrei Konchalovsky plus a substantial number of other U.S. ...
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Cannes Classics: Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Agnes Varda, Roman Polanski Headline
The Wrap - almost 5 years
Steven Spielberg, Roman Polanski, Agnes Varda and Sergio Leone are just a few of the directors whose films Cannes has chosen to show as part of its "Cannes Classics" program for this year's festival. Since 2004, Cannes has selected a group of restored, iconic films to showcase, and this year's crop includes 13 features, two shorts, a mini-concert and four documentaries. This year's festival runs from May 16-27. The classics include an even longer cut of “Once Upon a Time in America,” directed by Leone and restored by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. The epic depicts the criminal underbelly of New York in the first half of the 20th Century. Stars Robert De Niro, Jennifer Connelly and Elizabeth McGovern will appear, as will producer Arnon Milchan. Polanski's “Tess” will screen, and its 171-minute run time may feel like a breeze as compared to “America,” which will run at almost four hours. Polanski will attend, as will Nastassja Kinski. Universal Pictures, celebrating ...
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Remaking Kurosawa: What Deserves Another Look? - Screened
Google News - over 5 years
... (save for The Lifted Spear which Kurosawa rewrote into Kagemusha; also, Splendent Media erroneously list Runaway Train as never filmed when in fact a lackluster take-off was directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, starring Jon Voight and Eric Roberts)
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Burbujas de la cultura - El Heraldo (Colombia)
Google News - over 5 years
El gran cineasta ruso, Andrei Konchalovsky se propuso honrar su memoria. Financio la película: La estacion final, que vimos en Cine-CL-country, y la mostró en Moscú, en la fecha del aniversario: 20 de Noviembre. En la presentación dijo con sonrisa
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Notre rendez vous quotidien - Sud Ouest
Google News - over 5 years
Andrei Konchalovsky, réalisateur, scénariste, producteur, acteur et compositeur russe. Fred Durst, chanteur, compositeur, acteur et réalisateur américain. La journée sera particulièrement ensoleillée. Le ciel de la soirée sera complètement dégagé La
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Glenn Close, Donostia Award at the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival - WebWire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Close's ten Golden Globe Award nominations include a win for “Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television” for her performance in Andrei Konchalovsky's adaptation of The Lion in Winter (which also earned her a SAG Award)
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Gergiev: Theater Stage on Time - The Moscow Times
Google News - over 5 years
It is shameful that in the 21st century, the Mariinsky Theater has to close for at least five days to mount the sets for Andrei Konchalovsky's staging of Prokofiev's opera 'War and Peace.'” The Mariinsky's 228th season ended in July with soul-searching
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Didula Comes To New Zealand - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He has performed roles in Andrei Konchalovsky films. His music led Irina Slutskaya to victory at the Olympics. There's more... Didula's music is embraced around the world: China, India, America, Europe, Japan & beyond. He has recorded & released ten
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Nastassja Kinski on Film, Polanski, Love - The Moscow Times
Google News - over 5 years
PETERSBURG — Аctress Nastassja Kinski can be seen on the big screen Friday in “Maria's Lovers,” the 1983 film by Andrei Konchalovsky about a soldier returning home from war to his unfaithful sweetheart. It is being shown as part of a retrospective to
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Screen siren - St.Petersburg Times.ru
Google News - over 5 years
When asking Kinski about her most important achievement in life, you might expect that this fine-boned aristocratic-looking actress would go straight to her roles in the films of Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders and Andrei Konchalovsky
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Andrei Konchalovsky in the Moment - The Moscow Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I believe I have met Andrei Konchalovsky just twice. Both times are burned into my experience — not only my memory — as events of significance. I have reason to think about that this week as the KinoKLUB at Winzavod prepares to host a
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The Films Of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Retrospective - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Fun, slightly baffling fact: co-writer Andrei Konchalovsky went on to direct “Tango & Cash.” [A+] Tarkovsky's follow-up to “Andrei Rublev” is rarely mentioned in a sentence without the word “2001” cropping up at the same time
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Russia seeks co-productions - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Zephyr co-produced last year's Leo Tolstoy biopic "The Last Station," starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, with, among others, Andrei Konchalovsky's Moscow-based Production Center. Curling said he was more than happy with the way that the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrei Konchalovsky
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 72
    His film, The Nutcracker in 3D had its American release on November 24, 2010 and premiered in Estonia and Russia on January 1, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The film had a reported $90,000,000 budget and brought in a total of $65,944 in its U.S opening weekend. The film was also critically derided, with Roger Ebert stating in his review of the film, "From what dark night of the soul emerged the wretched idea for 'The Nutcracker in 3D?' Who considered it even remotely a plausible idea for a movie?" His film The Postman's White Nights won the Silver Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. Konchalovsky has been married five times. His first wife was Irina Kandat. His second wife was Kazakh actress Natalia Arinbasarova, with whom he has one son: Yegor, born January 15, 1966. His third wife was Viviane Godet, with whom he has a daughter, Alexandra Mikhalkova, born October 6, 1971. His fourth wife is Irina Ivanova, with whom he has two daughters: Nathalia and Elena. His fifth wife is Yulia Vysotskaya, with whom he has two children: Maria and Piotr.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 41
    His epic Siberiade upon its 1979 release was favourably received at Cannes and made possible his move to the United States in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details His most popular Hollywood releases are Maria's Lovers (1984), Runaway Train (1985), based on a script by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and Tango & Cash (1989), starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. In the 1990s, Konchalovsky returned to Russia, although he occasionally produced historical films for U.S. television, such as his adaption of The Odyssey (1997) and the award-winning remake, The Lion in Winter (2003). Konchalovsky's full-length feature, House of Fools (2003), with a cameo role by Bryan Adams as himself, set in a Chechen psychiatric asylum during the war, won him a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
    In 1979 he was a member of the jury at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1960
    Age 22
    In 1960, however, he met Andrei Tarkovsky and co-scripted his movie Andrei Rublev (1966).
    More Details Hide Details His first full-length feature, The First Teacher (1964), was favourably received in the Soviet Union and screened by numerous film festivals abroad. His second film, Asya Klyachina's Story (1967), was suppressed by Soviet authorities. When issued twenty years later, it was acclaimed as his masterpiece. Thereupon, Konchalovsky filmed adaptations of Ivan Turgenev's A Nest of Gentle Folk (1969) and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (1970), with Innokenty Smoktunovsky in the title role.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on August 20, 1937.
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