Director,
Writer,
Actor,
Producer
Born 1959, USSR
 
Died 2013
Aleksey BALABANOV
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Алексей Октябринович БАЛАБАНОВ
Alekseï BALABANOV
Also : Alexei BALABANOV
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
2012 - Me Too / I want too (Я тоже хочу) [fiction, 89 mn]
2010 - The Stoker (Кочегар) [fiction, full length film]
2008 - Morphia (Морфий) [fiction]
2007 - Freight 200 / Cargo 200 (Груз 200) [fiction, 100 mn]
2006 - It Does'nt Hurt (Мне не больно) [fiction, 104 mn]
2005 - Blind Man's Bluff (Жмурки) [fiction, 105 mn]
2004 - Amerikanets (Американец) [fiction]
2002 - War (Война) [fiction, 115 mn]
2002 - The River (Река) [fiction, 50 mn]
2000 - The Brother 2 (Брат 2) [fiction, 125 mn]
1998 - Of Freaks And Men (Про уродов и людей) [fiction, 93 mn]
1997 - Brother (Брат) [fiction, 96 mn]
1995 - Trofim (Трофимъ) [fiction, 25 mn]
1995 - Arrival of a Train (Прибытие поезда) [fiction, 98 mn]
1994 - Castle (Замок) [fiction, 110 mn]
1991 - Happy Days (Счастливые дни) [fiction, 86 mn]
1989 - Nastya i egor (Настя и Егор) [documentary, 32 mn]
1989 - O vozdushnom letanii v Rossii (О воздушном летании в России) [documentary]
1988 - Panshe bylo drugoe vremya (Раньше было другое время) [documentary, short film]
1988 - U menya net druga, ili One Step Beyond... (У меня нет друга, или One Step Beyond...) [documentary, 23 mn]
 
Writer
2012 - Me Too / I want too (Я тоже хочу) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 89 mn]
2010 - The Stoker (Кочегар) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, full length film]
2007 - Freight 200 / Cargo 200 (Груз 200) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 100 mn]
2005 - Blind Man's Bluff (Жмурки) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 105 mn]
2004 - Amerikanets (Американец) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction]
2002 - War (Война) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 115 mn]
2002 - The River (Река) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 50 mn]
2000 - The Brother 2 (Брат 2) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 125 mn]
1998 - Of Freaks And Men (Про уродов и людей) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 93 mn]
1997 - Brother (Брат) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 96 mn]
1995 - Trofim (Трофимъ) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 25 mn]
1994 - Castle (Замок) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 110 mn]
1991 - Happy Days (Счастливые дни) by Aleksey BALABANOV [fiction, 86 mn]
 
Actor
1995 - Arrival of a Train (Прибытие поезда) by Aleksey BALABANOV , Vladimir KHOTINENKO , Aleksandr KHVAN , Dmitry MESKHIEV [fiction, 98 mn]
 
Producer
1996 - Sergei Eisenstein. Autobiography (Сергей Эйзенштейн. Автобиография) by Oleg KOVALOV [documentary, 92 mn]

Awards :
Me Too / I want too :
Press award, Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2012
Award of Young critics "Golos", Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
The Stoker :
Press award, Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
First prize, Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2011
Best directing, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Special Jury prize, Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2010
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize, Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2010
Best feature film, International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Best film, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Morphia :
Special Prize, Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
Best directing, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Freight 200 / Cargo 200 :
Best film, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2007
It Does'nt Hurt :
Audience Award, Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2006
Of Freaks And Men :
Best directing, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 1999
Best feature film, "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1998
Best directing, "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1998
Brother :
Prix spécial du jury à Turin, 1997
Médaille d'or à Trieste, 1997
Prix de la critique internationale (FIPRESCI) à Kotbus,
Prix du meilleur acteur (Sergueï Bodrov) au Festival Kinotavr, 1997
War :
Prix du meilleur film (Rose d'or) au Festival Kinotavr, 2002
Prix du meilleur acteur attribué à Alexeï Tchadov au Festival de Montréal, 2002
Prix du meilleur son (Aigle d'or) attribué à Maxime Belovolov, 2002
Prix "Nika" du meilleur second rôle attribué à Sergueï Bodrov, 2002
Of Freaks And Men :
Prix spécial du jury au Festival de Sotchi, 1998
The River :
Prix spécial du jury au Festival Pacific Meridian, 2003
Castle :
Prix du jury des ciné-clubs, Sotchi, 1994
Pix Nika du meilleur décor, 1994
Prix spécial du Jury du Festival Littérature et cinéma, Gatchina, 1994
Happy Days :
- Prix du meilleur film au festival la Jeunesse, 1991, Kiev
- Prix du meilleur long métrage au festival des Débuts, 1992, Moscou

Biography
Director, scriptwriter, producer. Born 25 February 1959 in Sverdlovsk. Graduated from the Translation Department of Gorky Pedagogical Institute (1981) and from the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors (1990, experimental course of «director’s cinema»). In 1992 he founded, together with Sergei Selianov and Vasily Grigoriev, the film company «СТV», with whom he subsequently made all his films.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
- Morphine (2008) de Alexeï Balabanov Julien MORVAN, 2020, Perestroikino
- RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq réalisateurs ayant dessiné le visage du cinéma russe 2020, RUSSIA BEYOND
- L’espace comme piège dans les films russes contemporains , Eugénie ZVONKINE, 2017, Presses universitaires du Septentrion
- Aleksei Balabanov obituary Ronald BERGAN, 2013, guardian.co.uk
- Aleksei Balabanov: Me Too (Ia tozhe khochu, 2012) , Irina ANISIMOVA, 2013, kinokultura.com
- Alexeï Balabanov: peindre l’enfer Inna DOULKINA, 2013, lecourrierderussie.com
- “A Picnic on the Road to the Temple” (Aleksei Balabanov’s Me Too in context) , Anna NIEMAN, 2013, www.kinokultura.com
- Умер Алексей Балабанов 2013, utro.ru
- Mort du cinéaste russe Alexei Balabanov 2013, commeaucinema.com
- 12 films d'horreur cultes russes Daria DONINA, 2012, larussiedaujourdhui.fr
- Des monstres et des hommes : Un film d'une rare imagination Gilles RANNOU, 2012, suite101.fr
- Aleksei Balabanov: Stoker (Kochegar, 2010) , Nancy CONDEE, 2011, kinokultura.com
- Кино в Петербурге. Петербург в кино , Anna KOVALOVA, 2011, seance.ru
- Последний фильм , Aleksey MEDVEDEV, 2011, seance.ru
- В топку! - Кочегар, режиссер Алексей Балабанов , Georgi MKHEIDZE, 2010, Искусство кино, 9
- Дядя кочегар, расскажи нам еще про плохих людей… [О фильме Кочегар] , Vasili_3 STEPANOV, Аглая ЧЕЧОТ, Петр ЛЕЗНИКОВ, Ксения ДРУГОВЕЙКО, 2010, seance.ru
- Le cinéma russe à l'aube d'une nouvelle décennie et d'un New Deal(?) , Christian SZAFRANIAK, 2010, regard-est.com
- Le cinéma russe, vingt-cinq ans déjà... , Marilyne FELLOUS, 2010, kinoglaz.fr
- The Self and the Other in Recent Russian Cinema , Birgit BEUMERS, 2010, kinokultura.com
- Aleksei Balabanov : Morphia , Otto BOELE, 2009, kinokultura.com
- Aleksei Balabanov : Morphia (Morfii, 2008) (2) , Masha SALAZKINA, 2009, kinokultura.com
- Прорва. Образ пространства в современной кинодраматургии , Yelena GRACHEVA, 2009, seance.ru
- Festival international du film de Rotterdam 2009. Le 7ème art russe : Un retour au premier plan 2009, http://www.jetsetmagazine.net
- L’année de la crise : un regard sur le cinéma russe 2008-2009 , Yelena KVASOVA-DUFFORT, 2009, kinoglaz.fr
- The imperial trace : recent Russian cinema , Nancy CONDEE, 2009, Oxford University Press
- Груз 200 «Сеансу» отвечают… , Group of authors, 2008, seance.ru
- Груз 300 [О фильме Морфий Алексея Балабанова] , Andrei PLAKHOV, 2008, seance.ru
- Невыносимый груз [О режиссере Алексей Балабанов] , Andrei PLAKHOV, 2008, seance.ru
- Трупы преткновения , Viktor MATIZEN, 2008, seance.ru
- Two Decades of Post-Soviet Cinema : Taking Stock of Our Stocktaking , Seth GRAHAM, 2008, kinokultura.com
- 90-е. Кино, которое мы потеряли , Larisa MALUKOVA, 2007, Зебра Е ; 2007 г.
- Aleksei Balabanov : Cargo 200 (Gruz 200, 2007) , Anthony ANEMONE, 2007, kinokultura.com
- Сергей Бодров «Связной» , Sergey BODROV (jr.), 2007, Сеанс
- Жмурки. «Сеансу» отвечают… , Group of authors, 2006,
- Мне не больно «Сеансу» отвечают… , Group of authors, 2006, seance.ru
- Aleksei Balabanov : It Doesn’t Hurt (Mne ne bol′no, 2006) , Olga KLIMOVA, 2006, kinokultura.com
- Aleksei Balabanov, Dead Man's Bluff [Zhmurki] (2005) , Dawn SECKLER, 2005, kinokultura.com
- Aleksei Balabanov, The River [Reka] (2002) 2005, Neepa MAJUMDAR, kinokultura.com
- Le cinéma des années 1990-2000. Images dispersées , Françoise NAVAILH, 2005, Russie, peuples et civilisations, La découverte
- Aleksei Balabanov : War (Voina, 2002) , Sergey LAVRENTIEV, 2002, kinokultura.com
- Бессонница [О фильме Война режиссера А. Балабанова] , Aleksandr DERYABIN, 2002, kinozapiski.ru
- Oh Brother! Aleksei Balabanov's Brat 2 , Andrew HORTON, 2001, kinoeye.org
- Lynch Pin? The imagary of Aleksei Balabanov , Andrew HORTON, 2000, kinoeye
- Про уродов и людей. «Сеансу» отвечают… , Group of authors, 1999, seance.ru
- Россия, которую мы придумали , Oleg KOVALOV, 1999, seance.ru
- Даниил Дондурей: "Не брат я тебе, гнида..." [О фильме Брат] , Daniil DONDUREY, 1998, Искусство кино, 4
- Le film de genre américain dans le cinéma post-communiste : «le Mafiosi Thriller» , Christina STOJANOVA, 1998, Ciné-Bulles, vol. 17, n° 2,
- Киллер — брат киллера , Yuri BOGOMOLOV, 1997, alekseybalabanov.ru
- Фильм Алексея Балабанова Брат показывают на Каннском МКФ в программе «Особый взгляд» , Yevgeni MARGOLIT, 1997, alekseybalabanov.ru
- Прибытие поезда «Сеансу» отвечают… , Group of authors, 1996, seance.ru