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Karen Shakhnazarov

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Karen Shakhnazarov

Karen Shakhnazarov (born 1952, Krasnodar, Russia)
Film director, scriptwriter, producer, prose writer. In 1975 graduated from All-Russian State Institute of Cinema (VGIK), where he studied Film Directing in Igor Talankin’s studio. Since 1976 he has been directing films at Mosfilm Studio. Since 1987 he has been the Art Director of Artistic Association Start (renamed into Courier Studio in 1990) of Mosfilm. Since 1991 he has been the Art Director and Chairman of the Board of Courier Studio of the Mosfilm Cinema Corporation. Since 1998 he has been the General Director of the Corporation Mosfilm. Under his management the principal film studio of Russia overcame the deep crisis of the nineties and grew into Europe’s largest and unique film production complex. The films directed by Karen Shakhnazarov were presented at many prestigious international film festivals and won over 20 awards.

Filmography
With a Wide Step, Maestro (1975), On the School Path (1977), The Kind-Hearted Ones (1979), Ladies Ask the Gentlemen (1980), Jazzmen (1983), A Winter Night in Gagra (1985), Courier (1986), The Town of Zero (1988), Assassin (USSR – Great Britain) (1991), The Dreams (1993), American Daughter (1995), The Day of Full Moon (1998), Poisons or The World History of Poisoning (2000), The Star (2002), The Rider Named Death (2004), The Vanished Empire (2008), Ward No. 6 (2009)

 

 

 

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