Director,
Writer,
Producer
Born 1975, USSR
 
 
Ilya KHRZHANOVSKY
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Илья Андреевич ХРЖАНОВСКИЙ
Ilia KHRJANOVSKI
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
2019 - Dau. Natasha (Дау. Наташа) [fiction, 145 mn]
2019 - Dau. Degeneration (Дау. Дегенерация) [documentary, TV serial, 360 mn]
2018 - Dau (Дау) [fiction, 330 mn]
2004 - Four (4 / Четыре) [fiction, 126 mn]
1998 - Ostanovka (Остановка)
 
Writer
2018 - Dau (Дау) by Ilya KHRZHANOVSKY [fiction, 330 mn]
2004 - Four (4 / Четыре) by Ilya KHRZHANOVSKY [fiction, 126 mn]
1998 - Ostanovka (Остановка)
 
Producer
2018 - Dau (Дау) by Ilya KHRZHANOVSKY [fiction, 330 mn]
2003 - Bed stories (Постельные сцены) by Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV [TV film, 70 mn]
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Four :
Special Jury prize, Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2005
Four :
Grand prix au Festival de Rotterdam, 2005

Biography
Born on August 11, 1975 in Moscow (Russia) in the family of editor Maria Neiman and animation artist Andrei Khrzhanovsky. He grew up in a creative atmosphere and from childhood dreamed of following in the footsteps of his grandfather, actor and artist Yuri Khrzhanovsky. In 1992 he entered the faculty of painting at the Bonn Academy of Arts in Germany. However, a year later he returned to Russia and became a student of the directing department of VGIK (workshop of M.M.Khutsiev), which he graduated in 1998. At the age of 22, he debuted as a theater director with the production of “What I Feel” at the 1997 KUKART International Festival. The first film work was the short film "Stop" (1998). In 2004, he declared himself in feature films with the scandalous drama "4" (2004), which won prizes at international film festivals and was criticized in the Russian press. The director's most famous project was the film epic DAU, originally conceived as a biopic about Soviet physicist Lev Landau and over 15 years of development turned into 700 hours of footage and 16 films. The first one is called “DAU. Natasha "(2020) was included in the list of candidates for the" Golden Bear "of the Berlin Film Festival. Member of the European Academy of Motion Picture Arts, member of the Guild of Russian Film Directors.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
- DAU. Natasha review – an exquisitely sinister study of Soviet oppression Peter BRADSHAW, 2020, theguardian.com
- DAU, un ovni cinématographique Hubert HEYRENDT, 2020, lalibre.be
- «DAU»: déboires et bobines après l'expérience «à la soviétique» 2020, la-croix.com et AFP
- Critique : Dau. Natasha Gregory COUTAUT, 2020, lepolyester.com
- Critique : DAU. Natasha [(2019) de Ilia KHRJANOVSKI] Kaleem AFTAB, 2020, cineuropa.org
- Ilya Khrzhanovskiy • Réalisateur de DAU. Natasha Kaleem AFTAB, 2020, cineuropa.org
- Les plans du réalisateur russe [Ilia Khrjanovski] pour un «Disneyland de l’Holocauste» en Ukraine 2020, infos-israel.news
- DAU . Эксцесс, истерия, разрушение , Mikhail YAMPOLSKY, 2019, Seance.ru
- DAU : Montagne russe et montage louche Elisabeth FRANK-DUMAS, 2019, Libération
- DAU. Я червь — я бог Татьяна ТOLSTAYA, Александр ТIMOFEEVEVSKI, 2019, seance.ru
- Ilya Khrzhanovsky: DAU (2019) , Eugénie ZVONKINE, 2019, Kinokultura
- Retour sur DAU par David Novarina. 27 août 2019 David NOVARINA, 2019, en-attendant-nadeau.fr
- URSS, torture, sexe et néonazis : DAU, l’expérience artistique qui cultive son mystère Julien BALDACCHINO, 2019, France Inter
- Черный квадрат Хржановского [4] Виктор ТОПОРОВ, 2006, seance.ru
- Il'ia Khrzhanovskii, 4 [Chetyre] (2004) 2005, Natal'ia SIRIVLIA, kinokultura.com
- Il'ia Khrzhanovskii: 4 , Mark LIPOVETSKY, 2005, kinokultura.com