Director,
Writer,
Producer
Born 1952, USSR
 
 
Karen SHAKHNAZAROV
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Карен Георгиевич ШАХНАЗАРОВ
Karen CHAKHNAZAROV
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
2017 - Anna Karenin. Vronsky's story (Анна Каренина. История Вронского) [fiction, 98 mn]
2012 - White Tiger (Белый тигр) [fiction, 104 mn]
2012 - Encirclement (В окружении) [fiction, 15 mn]
2012 - Love in USSR (Любовь в СССР) [fiction, 89 mn]
2009 - Ward N°6 (Палата №6) [fiction, 83 mn]
2008 - The Vanished Empire (Исчезнувшая империя) [fiction, 105 mn]
2004 - A Rider named Death (Всадник по имени Смерть) [fiction, 103 mn]
2001 - Poisons or the World History of Poisoning (Яды или Всемирная история отравлений) [fiction, 106 mn]
1998 - The Day of the Full Moon (День полнолуния) [fiction, 93 mn]
1995 - American Daughter (Американская дочь) [fiction, 98 mn]
1993 - Dreams (Сны) [fiction, 78 mn]
1991 - Assassin of the Tsar (Цареубийца) [fiction, 104 mn]
1988 - The Town Of Zero / City Zero (Город зеро) [fiction, 103 mn]
1986 - Courier (Курьер) [fiction, 88 mn]
1985 - A Winter Night in Gagra (Зимний вечер в Гаграх) [fiction, 88 mn]
1983 - Jazzmen (Мы из джаза) [fiction, 88 mn]
1979 - The Kind-Hearted Ones (Добряки) [fiction, 82 mn]
1975 - Mend Your Pace, Maestro (Шире шаг, Маэстро) [fiction, 22 mn]
 
Writer
2021 - Vladivostok (Владивосток) by Anton BORMATOV [fiction, 97 mn]
2017 - Anna Karenin. Vronsky's story (Анна Каренина. История Вронского) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 98 mn]
2015 - On the road to Berlin (Дорога на Берлин) by Sergey_2 POPOV [fiction, 82 mn]
2012 - White Tiger (Белый тигр) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 104 mn]
2012 - Encirclement (В окружении) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 15 mn]
2009 - Ward N°6 (Палата №6) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 83 mn]
2004 - A Rider named Death (Всадник по имени Смерть) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 103 mn]
2001 - Poisons or the World History of Poisoning (Яды или Всемирная история отравлений) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 106 mn]
1998 - The Day of the Full Moon (День полнолуния) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 93 mn]
1995 - American Daughter (Американская дочь) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 98 mn]
1993 - Dreams (Сны) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 78 mn]
1991 - Assassin of the Tsar (Цареубийца) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 104 mn]
1988 - The Town Of Zero / City Zero (Город зеро) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 103 mn]
1985 - A Winter Night in Gagra (Зимний вечер в Гаграх) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 88 mn]
1983 - Jazzmen (Мы из джаза) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 88 mn]
1975 - Mend Your Pace, Maestro (Шире шаг, Маэстро) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 22 mn]
 
Producer
2021 - Vladivostok (Владивосток) by Anton BORMATOV [fiction, 97 mn]
2018 - преодоление (Решение о ликвидации) by Aleksandr ARAVIN [fiction, 96 mn]
2017 - Anna Karenin. Vronsky's story (Анна Каренина. История Вронского) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 98 mn]
2016 - Sdaiotsa dom so vsemi neudobstvami (Сдается дом со всеми неудобствами) by Vera STOROZHEVA [fiction, 90 mn]
2015 - On the road to Berlin (Дорога на Берлин) by Sergey_2 POPOV [fiction, 82 mn]
2013 - Jazzmen - 2 (Мы из джаза-2) by Kirill PAPAKUL / PANAKA [fiction]
2013 - Spikes (Косухи) by Sebastian ALARKON [fiction]
2012 - White Tiger (Белый тигр) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 104 mn]
2012 - Love in USSR (Любовь в СССР) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 89 mn]
2004 - A Rider named Death (Всадник по имени Смерть) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 103 mn]
2002 - The Star (Звезда) by Nikolay LEBEDEV [fiction, 97 mn]
2001 - Poisons or the World History of Poisoning (Яды или Всемирная история отравлений) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 106 mn]
1998 - Who If Not Us (Кто, если не мы) by Valery PRIYOMYKHOV [fiction, 92 mn]
1993 - Dreams (Сны) by Karen SHAKHNAZAROV [fiction, 78 mn]
1993 - Children of Iron Gods (Дети чугунных богов) by Tamás TOTH [fiction, 78 mn]
1992 - White King, Red Queen (Белый король, Красная королева) by Sergey BODROV [fiction, 90 mn]
 
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Author :

Awards :
Boris Polevoy Literary Award Winner for the novella Courier (1982)
Lenin Komsomol Prize Winner for developing the musical comedy genre in the movies Jazzmen (Mi iz dzhaza) and A Winter Night in Gagra (Zimniy vecher v Gagrakh) (1986)
Honoured Worker of Arts of the Russian Federation (1997)
Vassilyev Brothers State Prize Winner of the Russian SFSR for producing the feature film Courier (1988)
People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (2002)
The Russian Federation State Prize Winner for having produced the movie Star (Zvezda, 2003).
Anna Karenin. Vronsky's story :
Audience Award, Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2019
Best Serial, Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2018
Best music, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017
White Tiger :
Best feature film, Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2013
First prize, Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2013
Best Screenplay, Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2013
Ward N°6 :
Best directing, Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2010
First prize, Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2010
The Vanished Empire :
Best directing, Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2009
The Day of the Full Moon :
Best Screenplay, "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1998
American Daughter :
Prix spécial du jury au Festival de Shanghai, 1995
The Day of the Full Moon :
Prix spécial et prix de la Critique internationale (FIPRESCI) au festival de Karlovy-Vary, 1998
Prix Nika du meilleur scénario, 1999
Courier :
Prix spécial au Festival de Moscou, 1987
Meilleur film de l’année selon un sondage du journal Sovietski ecran
31 millions de spectateurs en 1987 (6ème place)
Jazzmen :
Best film, « Sovietski ekran », 1983
Assassin of the Tsar :
Prix Nika des meilleurs costumes, 1991
Poisons or the World History of Poisoning :
Grand prix au Festival de Sotchi, 2001
The Town Of Zero / City Zero :
Chicago, 1989
Valladolid, 1989

Biography
Born on July 8, 1952, in Krasnodar. Graduated from the stage direction department of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (Igor Talankin’s workshop) in 1975, majoring in film direction. His graduation thesis movie was titled Step Wide, Maestro! (Shire shag, maestro!).
1973-1974: assistant director at Mosfilm Studios;
June-October 1975: film director at Mosfilm Studios.
October 1975 – November 1976: Army service.
Since 1976: film director at Mosfilm Studios.
Since 1984: production director at Mosfilm Studios.
Since 1987: art director of the Mosfilm Studio’s creative association Start, which was re-named Courier in 1990.
1991 – present: art director of the Courier film studio of the Mosfilm Studios concern.
Since April 20, 1998: General Director and Chairman of the Board of MOSFILM Cinema Concern.
Film director, scriptwriter, and producer. Author of prose works Young Dirigibles (Molodyie dirizhabli) and Courier, host of a series of self-produced television programs 20th Century On and Off Screen (XX vek v kadre i za kadrom, 1994-1995).
 

Commentaries and bibliography
- White Tiger – Le tigre blanc (2012) [un film de Karen Chakhnazarov] Julien MORVAN, 2020, Perestroikino
- Karen Chakhnazarov – Le Tigre blanc (2012) 2019, Russkaya Fantastika
- 6 интересных фактов о фильме «Палата №6» 2018, Dom Kino
- Karen Shakhnazarov: Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story (Anna Karenina. Istoriia Vronskogo, 2017) Frederick H. WHITE, 2018, Kinokultura
- L’espace comme piège dans les films russes contemporains , Eugénie ZVONKINE, 2017, Presses universitaires du Septentrion
- Karen Shakhnazarov: Love in the USSR (Liubov’ v SSSR, 2013) Marko Dumančić, 2013, Kinokultura
- White Tiger. A unique and enthralling metaphysical view on war. 2012, sbs.com.au
- Потусторонние боевые действия Белый тигр Карена Шахназарова , Andrey PLAKHOV, 2012, kommersant.ru
- Karen Shakhnazarov: White Tiger (Belyi tigr, 2012) , Stephen NORRIS, 2012, kinokultura.com
- L’Ancien et le nouveau. De quelques éléments générateurs d’absurde dans Ville zéro de Karen Chakhnazarov , Fabien ROTHEY, 2012, fabienrothey.hautetfort.com
- Salle n° 6 - Tchekhov : l'internement d'un directeur d'asile , Jean-Luc DOUIN, 2010, lemonde.fr
- Karen Shakhnazarov : Ward No. 6 (Palata No. 6, 2009) , José ALANIZ, 2010, kinokultura.com
- Karen Shakhnazarov : Ward No. 6 (Palata No. 6, 2009) (2) , Lars KRISTENSEN, 2010, kinokultura.com
- Tchekhov jusqu'à la folie [A propos du film Salle N°6] Marie-Noëlle TRANCHANT, 2010, lefigaro.fr
- The Self and the Other in Recent Russian Cinema , Birgit BEUMERS, 2010, kinokultura.com
- Палата № 6 Карена Шахназарова Нина АСТАШКИНА, 2009, be-in.ru
- Палата №6 [фильм ШАХНАЗАРОВА] 2009, megacritic.ru
- Карен Шахназаров Сны (1993) [сценарий к фильму] , Aleksandr BORODIANSKY, , Karen SHAKHNAZAROV, 2009, bookworm-e-library.blogspot.fr
- L’année de la crise : un regard sur le cinéma russe 2008-2009 , Yelena KVASOVA-DUFFORT, 2009, kinoglaz.fr
- Longing for the Old Days and Looking for Meaning Ward No. 6 Directed by Aleksandr Gornovskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov Stephen Holden, 2009, nytimes.com
- Karen Shakhnazarov : The Vanished Empire (Ischeznuvshaia imperiia, 2008) , Lilya KAGANOVSKY, 2008, kinokultura.com
- 90-е. Кино, которое мы потеряли , Larisa MALUKOVA, 2007, Зебра Е ; 2007 г.
- Karen Shakhnazarov, A Rider named Death [Vsadnik po imeni smerti] (2004) , Yelena MONASTIREVA-ANSDELL, 2005, kinokultura.com
- Курьер , Karen SHAKHNAZAROV, 2004, СПб: Ред Фиш, 2004
- Россия, которую мы придумали , Oleg KOVALOV, 1999, seance.ru
- Dream Review Kelly BULKELEY, 1994, asdreams.org
- ГОРОД ЗЕРО: ПО ТУ СТОРОНУ ЗДРАВОГО СМЫСЛА , Andrey SHEMYAKIN, 1989, Kino-teatr / Советский экран
 
 

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