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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 62 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Return
The Return Director
(2003)
Leviathan
Leviathan Director
(2014)
Elena
Elena Director
(2011)
Loveless
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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[in a video published on imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny's campaign website] The president of the Russian Federation, just like any president of any country, is the guarantor of the life and dignity of his citizens. What dignity can we talk about if we are offered to choose from one [presidential candidate]? There is no human dignity when the opponent is being persecuted in such an ... See more »

Trivia:

Some of his favorite filmmakers are Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Andrei Tarkovsky, Otar Iosseliani, Aleksey German, Marlen Khutsiev. Antonioni had the most profound influence on him: He said that seeing Antonioni's L'Avventura (1960) gave him a 'new life' and he wanted to become a filmmaker. See more »

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Often revolving around social critics of Russian society

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Aquarius

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