Dear Comrades (2020): Andrei Konchalovsky (Venice Fest 2020)

DEAR COMRADES by Andrei Konchalovsky (Russia)

At 83, Andrei Konchalovsky (brother of Nikita Mikhalkov) is the oldest director to have a feature, Dear Comrades, in competition at the 2020 Venice Film Fest.

In a career spanning over five decades, his output has encompassed motion pictures, made-for-television films, and stage productions in both Russia and the US.

He began his screen career as a frequent collaborator of the late and great Andrei Tarkovsky,

His directorial credits include Uncle Vanya, Siberiade, Maria’s Lovers, Runaway Train, Tango & Cash, The Inner Circle, Assia and the Hen with the Golden Eggs, House of Fools, The Postman’s White Nights, and Paradise. He also directed the miniseries adaptation of The Odyssey.

His work has won numerous accolades, including the Cannes Grand Prix Spécial du Jury, a FIPRESCI Award, two Silver Lions, three Golden Eagle Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.