Andrei Konchalovsky

Andrei (Andron) Sergeyevich Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky (Russian: Андре́й (Андро́н) Серге́евич Михалко́в-Кончало́вский; born 20 August 1937, Moscow) is a Russian filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, producer and theater, TV director, who works in Russia and USA. His father was the writer Sergey Mikhalkov (1913) and the brother of Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), who is also a well known Russian filmmaker. Andrei Konchalovsky was a frequent collaborator of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932) earlier in his career. His work has won numerous accolades, including the "Cannes Grand Prix Spécial du Jury", a "FIPRESCI Award", two "Silver Lions", three "Golden Eagle Awards", and a "Primetime Emmy Award". He studied for ten years at the Moscow Conservatory, preparing for a pianist's career. In 1960, however, he met Andrei Tarkovsky and co-scripted his movie Andrei Rublev (1966). His first full-length feature, The First Teacher (1964), was favourably received in the Soviet Union and screened by numerous film festivals abroad. His second film, Asya Klyachina's Story (1967), was suppressed by Soviet authorities. When issued twenty years later, it was acclaimed as his masterpiece. Thereupon, Konchalovsky filmed adaptations of Ivan Turgenev's A Nest of Gentle Folk (1969) and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (1970), with Innokenty Smoktunovsky in the title role. His epic Siberiade upon its 1979 release was favourably received at Cannes and made possible his move to the United States in 1980. His most popular Hollywood ...

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Runaway Train (1985)

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Eric Roberts  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Kyle T. Heffner

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Eric Roberts  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Kyle T. Heffner

Duet for One (1986)

When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Alan Bates  •  Max von Sydow  •  Rupert Everett

When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Alan Bates  •  Max von Sydow  •  Rupert Everett

House of Fools (2002)

The war film that's not a war film. A film about the mental institution which backdrop is the Chechen war. A story about the patients living in an institution during the war on the border of Chechnia and Russia during the war. The patients have to continue living ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Yuliya Vysotskaya  •  Sultan Islamov  •  Evgeny Mironov  •  Vladas Bagdonas

The war film that's not a war film. A film about the mental institution which backdrop is the Chechen war. A story about the patients living in an institution during the war on the border of Chechnia and Russia during the war. The patients have to continue living ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Yuliya Vysotskaya  •  Sultan Islamov  •  Evgeny Mironov  •  Vladas Bagdonas

Ivan's Childhood (1962)

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Tarkovsky
CAST:  Valentin Zubkov  •  Nikolay Grinko  •  Nikolay Burlyaev  •  Yevgeni Zharikov

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Tarkovsky
CAST:  Valentin Zubkov  •  Nikolay Grinko  •  Nikolay Burlyaev  •  Yevgeni Zharikov

Shy People (1987)

New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Merritt Butrick

New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Merritt Butrick

The Inner Circle (1991)

The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Tom Hulce  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Aleksandr Zbruev

The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Tom Hulce  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Aleksandr Zbruev

Siberiade (1979)

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nikita Mikhalkov  •  Vitali Solomin  •  Sergey Shakurov  •  Natalya Andreychenko

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nikita Mikhalkov  •  Vitali Solomin  •  Sergey Shakurov  •  Natalya Andreychenko

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

Tango & Cash (1989)

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Kurt Russell  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jack Palance

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Kurt Russell  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jack Palance

Romance for Lovers (1974)

Sergei and Tanya are in love with each other. Sergei is drafted into the marine corps and Tania waits for his return. Sergei's division is abandoned in favor of helping local residents in distress. During the operation, his armored personnel gets carried into the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Yevgeni Kindinov  •  Yelena Koreneva  •  Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy  •  Irina Kupchenko

Sergei and Tanya are in love with each other. Sergei is drafted into the marine corps and Tania waits for his return. Sergei's division is abandoned in favor of helping local residents in distress. During the operation, his armored personnel gets carried into the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Yevgeni Kindinov  •  Yelena Koreneva  •  Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy  •  Irina Kupchenko

Battle for Ukraine (2012)

In the film Battle for Ukraine Andrei Konchalovsky, the famous Russian director, analyzes how Ukraine, a former part of the Soviet Empire and present big European country, struggles to escape from the close embrace of the former big brother, Russia, and not to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Evgeny Grigoryev  •  Ekaterina Vesheva
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In the film Battle for Ukraine Andrei Konchalovsky, the famous Russian director, analyzes how Ukraine, a former part of the Soviet Empire and present big European country, struggles to escape from the close embrace of the former big brother, Russia, and not to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Evgeny Grigoryev  •  Ekaterina Vesheva
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Split Cherry Tree (1982)

A father learns the importance of education and gains an understanding of his son and an insight into his dreams and ambitions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  William Newman  •  Jarred Ross  •  Roy K. Stevens

A father learns the importance of education and gains an understanding of his son and an insight into his dreams and ambitions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Colleen Dewhurst  •  William Newman  •  Jarred Ross  •  Roy K. Stevens

The King of Ads (1991)

A collection of European T.V. commercials directed by a variety of well-known directors from across Europe and the U.S. Compiled and produced by Jean-Marie Boursicot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  David Lynch  •  Ridley Scott  •  Sergio Leone  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Federico Fellini  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Dick Lundy  •  Carlos Saura  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Franco Zeffirelli  •  Giuseppe Tornatore  •  Claude Chabrol  •  Dario Argento  •  Jean-Jacques Annaud  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Tony Scott  •  Michel Israël  •  Paul J. Smith  •  Étienne Chatiliez  •  Walter Lantz  •  Gérard Pirès  •  Bob Giraldi  •  Hugh Hudson  •  David Bailey  •  Joe Pytka  •  Maurizio Nichetti  •  Bruce Weber  •  Jean-Pierre Mocky  •  Just Jaeckin  •  Don Patterson  •  Jean-Baptiste Mondino  •  Helmut Newton  •  Jean-Paul Goude  •  Jean-Marie Boursicot  •  Alain Franchet  •  Robert Delpire  •  Ricardo Albiñana  •  Atsuta  •  Julian Cottrell  •  Eric De La Hosseray  •  Jaime De La Pena  •  Theo Delaney  •  Martin Lobo  •  The Molotov Brothers  •  Håkan Sjödin  •  Richard Slogett  •  J. Taylor
CAST:  Grace Jones  •  Vanessa Paradis  •  Emmanuelle Seigner

A collection of European T.V. commercials directed by a variety of well-known directors from across Europe and the U.S. Compiled and produced by Jean-Marie Boursicot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  David Lynch  •  Ridley Scott  •  Sergio Leone  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Federico Fellini  •  Jean-Luc Godard  •  Dick Lundy  •  Carlos Saura  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Franco Zeffirelli  •  Giuseppe Tornatore  •  Claude Chabrol  •  Dario Argento  •  Jean-Jacques Annaud  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Tony Scott  •  Michel Israël  •  Paul J. Smith  •  Étienne Chatiliez  •  Walter Lantz  •  Gérard Pirès  •  Bob Giraldi  •  Hugh Hudson  •  David Bailey  •  Joe Pytka  •  Maurizio Nichetti  •  Bruce Weber  •  Jean-Pierre Mocky  •  Just Jaeckin  •  Don Patterson  •  Jean-Baptiste Mondino  •  Helmut Newton  •  Jean-Paul Goude  •  Jean-Marie Boursicot  •  Alain Franchet  •  Robert Delpire  •  Ricardo Albiñana  •  Atsuta  •  Julian Cottrell  •  Eric De La Hosseray  •  Jaime De La Pena  •  Theo Delaney  •  Martin Lobo  •  The Molotov Brothers  •  Håkan Sjödin  •  Richard Slogett  •  J. Taylor
CAST:  Grace Jones  •  Vanessa Paradis  •  Emmanuelle Seigner

Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999)

A profile and history of film director Akira Kurosawa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Mike Hodges  •  Andrei Konchalovsky

A profile and history of film director Akira Kurosawa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Mike Hodges  •  Andrei Konchalovsky

The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

Set in 1920s Vienna, this is the tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  John Turturro  •  Frances de la Tour  •  Elle Fanning

Set in 1920s Vienna, this is the tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  John Turturro  •  Frances de la Tour  •  Elle Fanning

Homer and Eddie (1989)

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Anne Ramsey  •  Karen Black

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Anne Ramsey  •  Karen Black

Hitler in Hollywood (2011)

A bio-doc about Micheline Presle changes into a thrilling investigation of the long hidden truth about European cinema. This mockumentary thriller uncovers Hollywood's unsuspected plot against the European motion picture industry. Numerous directors and stars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Sojcher
CAST:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Wim Willaert  •  Micheline Presle  •  François Morel

A bio-doc about Micheline Presle changes into a thrilling investigation of the long hidden truth about European cinema. This mockumentary thriller uncovers Hollywood's unsuspected plot against the European motion picture industry. Numerous directors and stars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Sojcher
CAST:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Wim Willaert  •  Micheline Presle  •  François Morel

A Nest of Gentry (1969)

A screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. The film portrays the life of Russian landed gentry in the 1840s. After a long travel in Europe, nobleman Lavretsky returns back home. Everything in his estate is so familiar and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Irina Kupchenko  •  Leonid Kulagin  •  Beata Tyszkiewicz  •  Tamara Chernova

A screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. The film portrays the life of Russian landed gentry in the 1840s. After a long travel in Europe, nobleman Lavretsky returns back home. Everything in his estate is so familiar and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Irina Kupchenko  •  Leonid Kulagin  •  Beata Tyszkiewicz  •  Tamara Chernova

The First Teacher (1965)

Dyuishen is assigned to the mountainous Kirghiz region of Central Asia by the Young Communist League after he is discharged from the Red Army. It is 1923 and the Civil war has ended. The former soldier becomes a teacher, bringing the Leninist doctrine to the remote ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Bolot Beyshenaliev  •  Natalya Arinbasarova  •  Idris Nogajbayev  •  Darkul Kuyukova

Dyuishen is assigned to the mountainous Kirghiz region of Central Asia by the Young Communist League after he is discharged from the Red Army. It is 1923 and the Civil war has ended. The former soldier becomes a teacher, bringing the Leninist doctrine to the remote ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Bolot Beyshenaliev  •  Natalya Arinbasarova  •  Idris Nogajbayev  •  Darkul Kuyukova

Maria's Lovers (1984)

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  John Savage  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Keith Carradine

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  John Savage  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Keith Carradine
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