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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 & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Vozvrashchenie Director
Leviafan Director
Elena Director
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 2017 Nelyubov
 2014 Leviafan
 2011 Tayna (Short)
 2011 Elena
 2009 Apocrypha (Short)
 2007 Izgnanie
 2000 Chyornaya komnata (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Busido (2000)
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There is nothing more magnificent than to make art. My experience tells me so. Nothing. It's the most magnificent thing in the world. See more »


His second feature Izgnanie (2007) (The Banishment) premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and surprisingly won the Best Leading Actor Award for Konstantin Lavronenko who previously starred in Vozvrashchenie (2003) (The Return). Lavronenko became the first Russian actor ever to win this honour. See more »


Often revolving around social critics of Russian society

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