Andrei Konchalovsky

Composer, Director, Screenwriter
The son of two poets (his father wrote the Russian national anthem), Konchalovsky originally studied as a concert pianist before moving on to filmmaking, writing scripts for acclaimed director Andrei Tarkovsky. His ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1937 in Russia

Filmography

Director (21)

The Nutcracker in 3D 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Chacun son cinema 2007 (Movie)

("Dans Le Noir"/"In the Dark") (Director)

Gloss 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lion in Winter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Director

House of Fools 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Lumiere Et Compagnie 1995 (Movie)

featured director (Director)

Kourotchka Riaba 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Inner Circle 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Homer and Eddie 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The First Teacher 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Duet For One 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Runaway Train 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Siberiade 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Romans O Vlyublyonnikh 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Dyadya Vanya 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

A Nest of Gentlefolk 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Asya's Happiness 1967 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (18)

The Nutcracker in 3D 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Demoni Di San Pietroburgo 2008 (Movie)

(from idea) (Source Material)

Gloss 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moscow Chill 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

House of Fools 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kourotchka Riaba 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Inner Circle 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The First Teacher 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Steamroller and the Violin 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Duet For One 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Andrei Roublev 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dyadya Vanya 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Nest of Gentlefolk 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Odyssey (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (6)

The Nutcracker in 3D 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Station 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gloss 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Moscow Chill 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

House of Fools 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kourotchka Riaba 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

("Maria's Eyes") (Song)

Biography

The son of two poets (his father wrote the Russian national anthem), Konchalovsky originally studied as a concert pianist before moving on to filmmaking, writing scripts for acclaimed director Andrei Tarkovsky. His short thesis film, "The Boy and the Pigeon", won first prize in its category at the 1962 Venice Film Festival and his feature debut, "The First Teacher" (1965), established his reputation for finely-observed, well-acted character studies. "Asya's Happiness" (1967) was suppressed upon completion but released to critical acclaim in 1988.

Relationships

Natalya Konchalovskaya

Mother

Pyotr Konchalovsky

Grandfather

Vivianne Mikhalkov

Wife
French worked as an assistant to film director John Berry

Sergei Mikhalkov

Father
head of Soviet writers union wrote words to Russian national anthem

Nikita Mikhalkov

Brother
younger appeared in several of Konchalovsky's films

Vassili Surikov

Great-Grandfather

EDUCATION

VGIK

studied under Mikhail Romm in 1964

Moscow Conservatory of Music

1954 - 1957
studied piano; dropped out to study film

Milestones

1996

Helmed first American TV miniseries, "Odyssey" (to air in 1997)

1991

Directed "Inner Circle", first film to shoot scenes inside the Kremlin, KGB headquarters and the Soviet Red Army's war college

1985

First American film, "Maria's Lovers"

1966

Film "Asya's Happiness" banned by Soviet government (film released in 1988)

1965

Directed first feature, "The First Teacher"

1960

Formed partnership with director Andrei Tarkovsky; wrote "Kotok I Skripka/THe Steamroller and the Violin"

1957

Abandoned music career; began to study film

Studied music for 15 years intending to become a concert pianist

Bonus Trivia

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In 1979, Konchalovsky was granted permission by the Soviet government to become a legal resident of France. He maintains dual citizenship in Russia and France.

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