Pavel Lungin

Лунгин Павел Семенович

Film director, scriptwriter, producer, Cannes Film Festival award winner, Russia People’s Artist.  Born July 12, 1949, Moscow, father scriptwriter Semen Lungin, mother MSU philologist Liliana Lungina, MSU. Graduated from Higher Scriptwriter Courses in 1980. Directed his first film “Taxi-Blues” (his own script) in 1990 (best director award at Cannes Film Festival). His other movies were widely acclaimed by cinema goers and critics: “Luna Park” (1992), "Life Line" (1996), "Wedding" (Cannes Festival 2000 jury special prize for best casting), "Tycoon" (a leader of 2001 release), "Poor Relatives" (Kinotavr-2005 main prize),  series based on N.Gogol “Case of the Dead Souls”. “Island” in 2006 won the great recognition (6 awards “Golden Eagle”, 6 awards “Nika”, viewers award and best male role award in Honfleur Film Festival), was shown at the official closure of the 63-rd Venice Film Festival and at the official opening of Kinotavr-2006. “Tsar” was shown in Cannes (2009), officially opened the XXX Moscow International Film Festival and received two “Nika” awards. “Conductor” was released in 2012. Heads “Zerkalo” Film Festival since 2010.