Andrei Konchalovsky for the second time became the winner of the Venice film festival


Андрей Кончаловский во второй раз стал лауреатом Венецианского кинофестиваля
He received the “Silver lion” for his film “Paradise”.

Andrei Konchalovsky and Julia Vysotskaya and son Pete

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Andrei Konchalovsky’s leaving this year’s Venice film festival a real winner. For the film “Paradise” the Director has received several awards from the jury. To start today work Konchalovskogo was awarded the International Catholic film award of the Robert Bresson. This award is usually given for the spiritual quest in the movie. And by the end of the day, the names of the major winners of the Venice film festival, among which was the name of the Russian master. Konchalovsky received the best Director of the film “the Silver lion”.

Among other things, the historical drama “Paradise” received the highest marks from critics. For example, the artistic Director of the festival, film critic Alberto Barbera called this movie is “brilliant”! By the way, the work of Konchalovsky took also a special prize of the Soundtrack Stars Award for best music.

Recall that the Russian premiere of a picture took place in Venice yesterday. On the red carpet, the Director went with his wife, son Peter and the actors in his film. “Paradise” is a historical drama, which tells the story of a Russian emigrant Olga, played by Julia Vysotskaya. By the way, for this role the actress decided to shave my head bald.

By the way, Konchalovsky received the “Silver lion” for the second time. In 2014 he was awarded the prize of one of the oldest film festivals for the film “White nights postman Alexei Trapezina”.