Андрей Кончаловский продолжает собирать награды за «Рай»
The Director won two major categories at the award ceremony “White elephant”.

Andrei Konchalovsky

Photo: Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS

Russian film critics and film critics named the best
the filmmakers behind 2016. Following the example of Hollywood, where journalists awarded the “Golden
globe” the day before “Oscar” statuette white
elephants, too, before handing out two major rinoceronte: “Golden Eagle” and “Nika”.
Critics often run counter to these awards. But this year the victory in
the nominations “the Best Director” and “Best film” was won by Andrei Konchalovsky with
his drama “Paradise,” which is considered the main favorite of the upcoming in the end
Jan “the Golden eagle”. Critics noted and cinematographer Alexander Smirnov. In the end, the creators of “Paradise” turned out to be three prize figurines.

The picture “Paradise” was nominated for the award “Oscar” in the category “Best
the foreign language film”. The film Konchalovsky entered the so-called short-list of nine films. The final selection of the Academy will be known
On 26 February at a ceremony at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles. But before that — on January 24 — list of bidders will be reduced almost by half when it announced five main nominees.

Konchalovsky chance to win highly appreciated. Although film critic
Kirill Razlogov, for example, believes that the film “Paradise” is more designed for
the European audience. What proof award for best
Director at the last Venice festival.

Konchalovsky took starring his wife Julia Vysotskaya. Actress
played the role of a Russian emigrant who goes to a concentration camp for what
helped during the Nazi occupation to save Jewish children. Before
filming the Director had insisted on Vysotskaya completely cut off all my hair and
thus the most consistent with the image of the prisoner.