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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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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 67 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Leviathan Director
(2014)
The Return Director
(2003)
Elena Director
(2011)
Loveless Director
(2017)

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 2017 Loveless
 2014 Leviathan
 2011 Tayna (Short)
 2011 Elena
 2009 Apocrypha (Short)
 2003 The Return
 2000 Chyornaya komnata (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Busido (2000)
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Personal Quote:

As an art-house director I am supposed to hate mainstream films but I saw Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005) and liked it. I even cried when I was watching it although in my opinion this film has no artistic value at all. See more »

Trivia:

As a trained actor, he found difficulty in getting acting jobs. Between the years 1990 and 2000 he said he had only acted in two stage plays and a plethora of episodic bit parts in various TV shows. Zvyagintsev stated that whatever acting aspirations that came to fruition during this time turned out to be very uninteresting and entirely "empty" in terms of personal fulfillment. Around the years ... See more »

Trademark:

Often revolving around social critics of Russian society

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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