Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Editor
Born in 1991, USSR (Russia)
 
 
Kantemir BALAGOV
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Кантемир БАЛАГОВ
Kantemir BALAGOV
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Director
2021 - Poslednie iz nas (Последние из нас) [fiction, TV serial, full length film]
2019 - Dylda (Дылда) [fiction, 130 mn]
2017 - Tesnota (Теснота) [fiction, 118 mn]
2014 - Pervyy ya (Первый я) [fiction, 18 mn]
 
Writer
2019 - Dylda (Дылда) by Kantemir BALAGOV [fiction, 130 mn]
2017 - Tesnota (Теснота) by Kantemir BALAGOV [fiction, 118 mn]
2014 - Pervyy ya (Первый я) by Kantemir BALAGOV [fiction, 18 mn]
 
Cinematographer
2014 - Pervyy ya (Первый я) by Kantemir BALAGOV [fiction, 18 mn]
 
Editor
2017 - Tesnota (Теснота) by Kantemir BALAGOV [fiction, 118 mn]
 
Site : IMDb

Author :

Awards :
Dylda :
Best Directing, Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2019
First prize, GIFF. Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva (Switzerland), 2019
First prize, New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2019
Best film, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Best Directing, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Best Cinematography, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Best Set Decoration, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Tesnota :
Jury's Special Grand Prix, Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2018
Best first film, Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2017
Jury Special Mention, GIFF. Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva (Switzerland), 2017
Best first film, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017
Award of Young critics "Golos", Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017

Biography
Born in 1991 in Nalchik, capital of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, in the North Caucasus, Kantemir Balagov leaves the city for Stavropol where he undertakes studies in economics. But the twenty-three-year-old man's interest is elsewhere and, while being passionate about photography, he decides to join the film department of the Nalchik University founded and directed by Alexander Sokurov. There, he directs three short films, including the documentary "Andriouchka" (2014) and "Me first" (2015), his graduation work. His first feature film, "Tesnota - A Cramped Life", inspired by a real news item (the kidnapping of a fiancée on the eve of her wedding), stands out for its bitter, very personal style and its sense of space (everything is cramped, as the subtitle indicates). This atypical film has earned him the Fipresci Prize at Cannes in 2017 as well as the Grand Jury Prize and the Award for Best Actress at the Premiers Plans Film Festival in Angers in 2018. His second feature, "Beanpole", even more ambitious in that it is a period drama, set in Leningrad in 1945, is the riveting account of the friendship binding two women trying hard to re-adapt to civilian life. This major work won the Best Direction Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in the "Un Certain regard" section.
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commentaries
- Moi en premier (2014) [Kantemir Balagov] Julien MORVAN, 2021, Perestroikino
- Режиссер «Дылды» Кантемир Балагов снимет пилотный эпизод сериала HBO по игре The Last of Us 2021, meduza.io
- Jeu vidéo.The Last of Us adapté en série par HBO, le Russe Kantemir Balagov derrière la caméra 2021, courrierinternational.com
- «Дурак» , «Левиафан» , «Время первых» : 8 российских операторов — о своих фильмах и о профессии Mikhail Morkin, Sergey Sychev, 2020, kinopoisk.ru
- Une grande fille (2018) de Kantemir BALAGOV Julien MORVAN, 2020, Perestroikino
- UNE GRANDE FILLE : Récit sublime de deux femmes et portrait historique intense ! 2020, linitiative.ca
- Coffret Kantemir Balagov - l'âme russe à son paroxysme 2020, baz-art.org
- Kantemir Balagov: Beanpole (Dylda, 2019) Lilya KAGANOVSKY, 2020, Kinokultura
- Une grande fille (Kantemir Balagov, 2019) Quentin CORAY, 2019, alarencontreduseptiemeart.com
- Une grande fille : rencontre avec le prodige du cinéma russe Kantemir Balagov Léa BODIN, 2019, allocine.fr
- Une grande fille de Kantemir Balagov présenté par Joel Chapron , Joël CHAPRON, 2019, Dulac Cinémas
- ‘Mettre les émotions au premier plan’. Entretien avec Kantemir Balagov Michel CIMENT, Yann TOBIN, 2019, Positif, N°703, septembre 2019
- « Une grande fille » : la tragédie du retour à la vie Thomas SOTINEL, 2019, Le Monde
- Жоэль Шапрон: у Балагова кроме таланта режиссера и умения работать с актерами есть очень интересный взгляд на историю собственной страны [A propos de Une grande fille (2018) de Kantemir BALAGOV] , Joël CHAPRON, 2019, gazeta.ru
- Канны-2019: «Дылда» Кантемира Балагова Василий СТЕПАНОВ, 2019, seance.ru
- Кантемир Балагов: «Надо взять зрителя за шкирку и не отпускать его» Aleksey ARTAMONOV, 2019, Seance.ru
- RUSSIA BEYOND : À ne pas manquer: les trois films qui représenteront la Russie aux Oscars 2020 Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, 2019, RUSSIA BEYOND
- RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq films russes sortis 2019 que vous devez à tout prix regarder IOULIA CHAMPOROVA, 2019, RUSSIA BEYOND
- Six films russes en lice pour les Golden Globes Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, 2019, RUSSIA BEYOND
- Kantemir Balagov: Closeness (Tesnota, 2017) Daria EZEROVA, 2018, Kinokultura
- Теснота (2017) Caucase : plaies à tous les étages Emmanuel GRYNSZPAN, 2017, grincine.blogspot.com
- Cannes 2017 : « Tesnota », grand est le cousin caucasien de "Little Odessa " Jacques MANDELBAUM, 2017, Le Monde
- Кинотавр-2017: «Теснота» Кантемира Балагова Василий СТЕПАНОВ, 2017, seance.ru