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Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrei Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker and was born on Feb.6, 1964 in the northern city of Novisibirsk. He graduated from the Novosibirsk Actors School in 1984 and started to act on stage in provincial theatres. In the early 1990s he came to Moscow - the centre of the Russian film industry - with the ambition to star in movies. Moscow was not ... See full bio »
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 2014 Leviathan
 2011 Mystery (Short)
 2011 Elena
 2009 Apocrypha (Short)
 2003 The Return
 2000 Chyornaya komnata (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Busido (2000)
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[on the criticism that 'positive protagonists' are missing in Leviathan (2014)] And what is actually bad about Nikolai? To whom has he done evil? With whom was he not honest? What is a 'positive' in this case? He's just a man. Like all the other characters; just humans. All this without the presumption of 'positivity' [in the moral makeup of the character]. Why do we need this, how should I say, ... See more »


Some of his favorite films are L'Avventura (1960), L'Eclisse (1962), La Notte (1961), Last Tango in Paris (1972), A Man Escaped (1956), Diary of a Country Priest (1951), Wild Strawberries (1957), Autumn Sonata (1978), Andrei Rublev (1966), The Mirror (1975), Ordet (1955), L'enfant (2005), Husbands (1970), The Lovers (1958), Woman in the Dunes (1964), Trial on the Road (1971), Falling Leaves (1966)... See more »

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