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ALEXANDER SOKUROV
Russian film director, national artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Council on culture and art under the President of the Russian Federation


  Alexander Sokurov – Russian film director, national artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Council on culture and art under the President of the Russian Federation, member of the Council on preservation of the cultural heritage under the Government of Saint Petersburg, two times laureate of the State prize of the Russian Federation, laureate of the UN prize, laureate of the award of the Holy See “Third Millennium”, laureate of the Prize named after Robert Bresson, Laureate of the prize named after Vittorio de Sica, Andrey Tarkovsky prize laureate, “Triumph” prize winner, Grigory Kozintsev prize

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Winner, two times Cannes Film Festival winner, eightfold FIPRESSI Award winner, laureate of two “Nika” film festivals, triply laureate of the TEFI award, Award “Sky line” for public work in the sphere of preservation of cultural heritage of Saint-Petersburg, two times laureate of the Guild of film critics of Russia award, honorary freeman of Venice and Napoli, member of the board of trustees of the State Hermitage.

In 1995 the European Film Academy listed Sokurov as being among the best 100 directors of world cinema.

At the present moment he is in the process of founding a film studio, “Bereg,” for non-commercial feature and documentary films. The foundation for this venture is laid by Sokurov's camera crew at “Lenfilm”. The studio has no governmental or private funding.

Awards:

  • Locarno International Film Festival, Bronze Leopard (The Lonely Voice of Man, 1987)
  • Moscow International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award (out of competition, The Lonely Voice of Man, 1987)
  • Berlin International Film Festival, Award of the Forum special programme (Days of Eclipse, 1989)
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, FIPRESCI Award, KNF Award (Elegy, A Simple Elegy, 1991)
  • European film academy recognized Sokurov among 100 best film directors
  • State Prize of the Russian Federation (Mother and Son, 1997)
  • Prize of Moscow film festival named after A. Tarkovsky for the film “Mother and son” (Moscow, 1997)
  • Honored art worker of the Russian Federation (1997)
  • Vatican Award, “Third Millennium” (1998)
  • Cannes Film Festival, prize for best scenario (Moloch, 1999)
  • State Prize of the Russian Federation (Moloch, Taurus, 2001)
  • Russian Guild of Film Critics Prize for Best Director (Taurus, 2001)
  • Nika Award for Best Director and Best Picture (Taurus, 2001)
  • Toronto International Film Festival, IFC Vision Award (Russian Ark, 2002)
  • São Paulo International Film Festival, Special Award for Lifetime Achievements (2002)
  • Cannes Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award (Father and Son, 2003)
  • Award “Freedom”, created by Andrzej Wajda and “Philipp Morris” corporation (2003)
  • National artist of the Russian Federation (2004)
  • Nika film festival award (Russian Ark, 2004)
  • Argentine Film Critics Association, The Silver Condor Award (Russian Ark, 2004)
  • Yerevan International Film Festival, Golden Apricot for Best Picture (The Sun, 2005)
  • Prize of Guild of film critics of Russia for the best film and best and best direction (The Sun, 2005)
  • Locarno International Film Festival, Leopard of Honour for Lifetime Achievements (2006)
  • Venice Film Festival, Robert Bresson Award for spiritual search and promotion of human culture (2007)
  • Andrey Tarkovsky prize winner (2007)
  • All-Russian prize “Keepers of the heritage” (Pskov, 2010)
  • Mexico prize for digital films “El Pochote” (2010)
  • Award “Sky line” for public work in the sphere of preservation of cultural heritage of Saint-Petersburg (2010)
  • Venice Film Festival, Golden Lion for Best Picture (Faust, 2011)
  • Order of the Rising Sun, Japan (2011)
  • Award for the contribution in the world cinema (Film festival “Mirror”, 2012)
  • Award of Armenian church “Let it be the light” (2012)
  • “Nika” award for the best film and best direction (Faust, 2013)
  • Prize of Guild of film critics of Russia for the best film and best and best direction (Faust, 2013)
  • Prize for “Artistic language, which influenced world cinema and uncompromising civic stand (Kinotaurus, 2014)