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Konchalovsky, Andrei

Born: 20 August 1937 in Moscow
After studying for ten years at the Moscow Conservatory to be a concert pianist, Konchalovsky switched over to film school and started his career with a fine thesis film, The Boy and the Pigeon, and wrote the screenplay for classmate Andrei Tarkovksy's thesis, The Steamroller and the Violin. He continued to work with Tarkovsky through the sixties, co-writing the masterpieces My Name Is Ivan and Andrei Rublev, and directing his own films, The First Teacher (nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival), and the long suppressed Asya's Happiness. After finding success in the seventies with Romance For Lovers and Siberiade, he moved to the United States in 1980 for a second-- and less successful-- phase of his career. Other than the underappreciated Runaway Train, which starred Jon Voigt and Eric Roberts, his American films were disappointments either commercially or critically. In the nineties, Konchalovsky returned to Russia to direct for film and television, and House of Fools(2002), won an audience award at the Venice Film Festival.

Filmography:

  • Gloss/Glyanets, 2007
  • To Each His Cinema, (segment "Dans le Noir"), 2007
  • Lion in Winter, The, 2003, TV
  • House of Fools/Dom durakov, 2002
  • Odyssey, The, 1997, TV
  • Lumiere and Company/Lumiere et compagnie, 1995
  • Ryaba My Chicken/Kurochka Ryaba, 1994
  • Inner Circle, The, 1991
  • Tango & Cash, 1989
  • Homer & Eddie, 1989
  • Shy People, 1987
  • Duet for One, 1986
  • Runaway Train, 1985
  • Maria's Lovers, 1984
  • Split Cherry Tree, 1982
  • Siberiade/Sibiriada, 1979
  • A Lover's Romance/Romans o vlyublyonnykh, 1974
  • Uncle Vanya/Dyadya Vanya, 1970;
  • A Nest of Gentlefolk/Dvoryanskoye gnyezdo, 1969
  • Asya's Happiness/Istoriya Asi Klyachinoj, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh, 1966
  • The First Teacher/Pervyj uchitel, 1965
  • The Boy and the Pigeon/Malchik i golub, 1961
  • Moscow Chill, 2005
  • Krov y pot, 1978
  • Trans-Siberian Express/Transsibirskij ekspress, 1977
  • Slave of Love/Raba lyubvi, 1976
  • The Ferocious One/Lyutuy, 1974
  • Sedmaya pulya, 1972
  • Zhdem tebya, paren... , 1972
  • Konets atamana, 1970
  • Song About Manshuk/Pesn o Manshuk, 1969
  • Andrei Rublev/Andrei Rublyov, 1969
  • Tashkent - gorod khlebny, 1968
  • Childhood of Ivan/Ivanovo detstvo, 1962
  • The Skating Rink and the Violin/Katok i skripka, 1960