Monday, 3 May 2010

Konstantin Lopushansky, Biography and Filmography

Andrey Tarkovsky’s disciple, consistently realizing his master’s spiritual and aesthetic principles in his own creations, Konstantin Lopushansky is one of the few Russian film directors whose works can be referred to the notion of “author’s cinematography”. He challenges most complicated artistic tasks in his films, each of them being the evidence of painstaking intellectual work and deep personal emotional experience.
Konstatnin Sergeyevich Lopushansky was born on June 12, 1974 in the city of Dnepropetrovsk. In 1970 he graduated from Kazan conservatoire as a violinist, and in 1973 he completed a postgraduate course in Leningrad conservatoire with a Ph.D. thesis in art criticism. Then Konstantin Lopushansky taught at the Kazan and Leningrad conservatories for several years, before taking the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors. Upon graduating the courses in 1979 he assisted Andrey Tarkovsky in directing the legendary film Stalker. Since 1980 Lopushansky has worked as a production director at the Lenfilm cinema studio. ...

Filmography
Director
2006 - Ugly Swans (The Ugly Swans) [fiction, 105 mn]
1994 - Russian Symphony (Russian Symphony) [fiction, 115 mn]
1989 - The Museum Visitor (Visitors to the museum) [fiction, 136 mn]
1986 - Letters of a Dead Man (Letters to the dead man) [fiction, 88 mn]
1980 - Solo (Solo) [fiction, 29 mn]

Writer
2006 - Ugly Swans (The Ugly Swans) [fiction, 105 mn]
1994 - Russian Symphony (Russian Symphony) [fiction, 115 mn]
1989 - The Museum Visitor (Visitors to the museum) [fiction, 136 mn]
1986 - Letters of a Dead Man (Letters to the dead man) [fiction, 88 mn]

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