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Pavel Lungin
Russian film director

Pavel Lungin

Pavel Lungin
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Intro Russian film director
A.K.A. Pavel Semyonovich Lungin
Is Film director Screenwriter
From Russia Russia
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 12 July 1949, Moscow
Age 72 years
Family
Mother: Lilianna Lungina
Father: Semyon Lungin
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Biography

Pavel Semyonovich Lungin PAR (Russian: Па́вел Семёнович Лунги́н; born July 12, 1949) is a Russian film director. He is sometimes credited as Pavel Loungine (as in the American release of Tycoon).
Born 12 July 1949 in Moscow, Lungin is the son of a scriptwriter and linguist Lilianna Lungina. He later attended Moscow State University from which he graduated in 1971. Lungin worked primarily as a scriptwriter until given the opportunity to direct Taxi Blues at age 40.
Lungin was awarded the Best Director Prize at 1990 Cannes Film Festival for the film Taxi Blues starring Pyotr Mamonov. That same year he took up residence in France, while making films in and about Russia with French producers. Two years later, his next film Luna Park would also compete at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. In 1993 he was a member of the jury at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.
He was the librettist for Nikolai Karetnikov's opera Till Eulenspiegel (written 1983) and Karetnikov's oratorio The Mystery of St. Paul.
In 2006 he directed the religious film The Island which also starred Mamonov. The film closed the 63rd Venice International Film Festival and was praised by the Russian Orthodox Church leader Alexis II.
Lungin was awarded the distinction People's Artist of Russia in 2008.
In 2009 he was the President of the Jury at the 31st Moscow International Film Festival.
In 2009 he directed Tsar film with Pyotr Mamonov and Oleg Yankovskiy. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of the position of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and Crimea. For this he was banned from entering Ukraine. Crimea is since March 2014 under dispute by Russia and Ukraine.

Filmography (as director)

  • Taxi Blues (1990)
  • Luna Park (1992)
  • Lifeline (1996)
  • The Wedding (2000)
  • Tycoon (2002)
  • Bednye rodstvenniki (Poor Relatives) (2005)
  • The Island (2006)
  • Tsar (2009)
  • Dirizhor (The Conductor) (2012)
  • Rodina (Homeland) (2015)

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