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Khrzhanovsky, Andrei

Born November 30, 1939, in Moscow. Graduated from VGIK (L. Kuleshov's workshop) in 1962. In 1964 Khrzhanovsky came to the "Soyuzmultfilm" studio, where he made his debut film, "Once upon a time there lived Kozyavin". The director's work is characterized by a constant interest for the history of Russian and world culture, as well as by delicacy and expressiveness of plastic forms. A special place in Khrzhanovsky's work is devoted to the Pushkin topic. The five films of the "Pushkiniana" cycle opened absolutely new possibilities for animation in mastering classical literature. They became not only a unique artistic, but also a scientific research film document. An honored art worker, a two-time winner of the Russian State Prize, Khrzhanovsky is also the winner of many international festivals. He teaches at VGIK and the School-studio "SHAR" in Moscow.


  • Room and a Half, 2009 (animation/live acting)
  • One and a half Cat, 2002 (animation/live acting)
  • I Love You, 2002
  • Let's Fly Away!, 2002
  • Dreams about the Artistic and the Public, 2000, (feature/documentary)
  • Cycle:
  • Meetings with Pushkin, 1999 (feature/documentary)
  • A Lullaby for Cricket, 1999
  • A Long Journey, 1997 (based on Fellini's drawings)
  • Oleg Kogan. Life after life, 1996 (TV documentary)
  • Lion with a Grey Beard, 1994
  • School of Fine Arts: Award, 1987-1990
  • My Favorite Time, 1987
  • The King's Sandwich, 1985
  • Autumn, 1982
  • And I am with you again, 1980
  • I fly to you as a remembrance, 1977
  • The House build by Jack, 1976
  • No less than a Miracle, 1976
  • A Wonderful Day, 1975
  • In the World of Fables, 1972
  • Butterfly, 1972
  • Cupboard, 1971
  • A Glass Concertina, 1968
  • Once upon a time there lived Kozyavin, 1966