Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Pavel Lungin - Biography
His very first film “Taxi-Blues” released in 1990 came as a true revelation and a subject of controversy and slam-bang discussion; it was marked with the special prize of the Cannes film festival. His recent work, “The Island”, a most piercing drama, cannot but leave a lasting impression. Pavel Lungin is a well-known Russian film-director for some reasons dwelling in Paris.
Pavel Semyonovich Lungin was born in Moscow on July 12, 1949. His mother, Liliana Lungina, is famous for her brilliant Russian translations of Astrid Lindgren’s books. His father, Semyon Lungin, a well-known script-writer, wrote scenarios (with his co-author Ilya Nusinov) for such popular movies as Agoniya (Agony, 1981), Vnimanie, cherepakha! (Attention, Turtle! 1970), Dobro pozhalovat (Welcome, or No Trespassing, 1964), and others. More...