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Alexander Mindadze

Alexander Mindadze (born 1949)

Alexander Mindadze was born in Moscow in 1949 and is considered as one of the most acclaimed scriptwriters and directors in Russia. More than 20 of his screenplays have been filmed since 1975. Early in his career he teamed up with acclaimed Russian director Vadim Abdrashitov, with whom he collaborated on eleven films over several decades. The film Plumbum was awarded with golden medal at the Venice IFF in 1987, and the Mindadze-Abdrashitov duo won the Silver Bear at the Berlin IFF in 1995 for the film A Play For a Passenger. In 2007, his feature film debut as director, Soar, was premiered at Venice IFF. This film received two awards, including the film critics award for best debut film in Russia. Second feature film written and directed by Alexander Mindadze Innocent Saturday was premiered at Berlin IFF in 2011. Mindadze is the unique Russian scriptwriter who was awarded with prestigious Ennio Flaiano Prize and the Silver Pegasus from the Italian Academy of Culture for "Literature's contribution to the cinema."

 

Filmography

Soar (2007), Innocent Saturday (2011), My Good Hans (2015).

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