Konchalovsky Andron Sergeyevich( Actors Theater and Cinema)
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Born August 20, 1937. As a young man preparing to become a pianist, studied at the Conservatory. But from the third year went to VGIK, the workshop of Mikhail Romm, director of the beautiful, the wise wizard who brought up so different, dissimilar filmmakers like Tarkovsky, Shukshin Chukhrai, Andrei Smirnov, Solovyov, Mitt.
. Even learning VGIK, . Konchalovsky appeared as an actor in several episodic roles ( "Ivan's Childhood, . "The court lunatics"), . wrote the script with Tarkovsky Ivan's Childhood "(soon they will write a script together about Andrei Rublev -" The Passion According to Andrew "), . withdrew inspired by the poetic cinematography Albert Lyamorissa short film "The Boy and the Dove" (1961, . Bronze Lion, Venice Film Festival),
. His thesis was "The First Teacher" (1965) on the novel by Chingiz Aitmatov, the movie passionate, furious, not at all kindly showed the break-up, which brought with it a revolution of the peoples of the former Empire of Russia. By opening the film was a young Kazakh actress Natalia Arinbasarova, played the role Altynay, for which the Venice Film Festival was awarded the Volpi Cup. By this time she was Konchalovsky's wife, the mother of his son Yegor.
. Next Konchalovsky's film "The history of Asia Kliachina, which she loved, but did not marry" (1967), filmed on the script Yuri Klepikova "The Year of the Quiet Sun," won the State Prize of Russia 22 years after its creation
. For many years he had lain on the shelf: not so wanted to see on the screen of Russia's village party leadership, too much truth was brought to the screen is non-professional actors, who played in the films themselves, their fate, have expressed their understanding of the world. Few of the role played by professional actors in the movie: they are primarily played Asya Ia Savva, withstood a difficult test - to be on the screen such as real as real people from real life. The film has been fundamentally important for Konchalovsky: in it he declared himself as the director of Russian, spoke about Russia, about his love for her faith in the strength of its people hope for her future ...
. After the black and white, almost dokumentalistskoy stingy style of the film follows the work of the director, film adaptation of Turgenev's "Noble Nest" (1969), seemed a dazzling celebration of light and color
. Operator George Rerberg unfolded on the screen of a brilliant palette of colors, some before, probably not unknown for the world cinema. Some of the critics accused the film on this subject in the pursuit of self-sufficient beauty, in the care of current problems in the admiration of the world estetizirovannym bygone aristocratic life. In essence, the director stayed true to himself: he was still talking about his love for Russia, his faith in her, his anxiety for its destiny. Interest to him than social conflict, remaining in the past, and moral quest of its "I". Directed here talking about the bitter happiness belong to Russia ...
. Following the "Noble Nest" has another screening - "Uncle Vanya" (1971, . Silver Shell Festival in San Sebastian) on Chekhov, . with a beautiful constellation of actors (I. Smoktunovskij, . Miroshnichenko, . S. Bondarchuk, . I. Kupchenko), . with excellent plastic solutions (operators Rerberg G. and E. Gusinsky), . with the wise and all the same bitter gaze directed at the author who comes to the ruined and desolate Russia,
. Is it about that, the outdated pre-revolutionary Russia was thinking Konchalovsky, shooting this film?
. Unexpectedly, and all equally natural was his treatment of the script, E. Grigorieva "Romance of Lovers" (1974), . where the characters speaking white verse, . where the whole world appeared as nibs life, . where raised to solemn buskins concept of love, . debt, . honor, . Homeland,
. The film won the Grand Prix in Karlovy Vary, had audience success (40 million. viewers), that did not stop and sharply critical reviews about him. Some caught sight of the film sermon imperial militarism, . others do not have style film, . where the two faced as it were incompatible parts: the first, . color, . romantically elevated, . and second, . black, . landing, . and still talking about the greatness of love, . its great humanizes and inspiring force,
. Another large scale and struck four-part epic Siberiade (1979, . Grand Prix of the Jury at Cannes), . covering almost the whole century life in Russia, . built on the collision of personal destinies of heroes and tragic upheavals complete history of the state,
. This is a complex intersection, a comparison of micro and macro - all distinguishing characteristic of artistic thinking producer.
After Siberiade director went to the West. In fact, it was the emigration, although Konchalovsky, by then already married to a citizen of France, had all Soviet law the right to live and work abroad. In Hollywood, he had to restart from scratch, to prove their ownership of producers profession. Only four years later he finally managed to get to the set. In the movie "Beloved Mary, he used the plot outline of the story of Andrei Platonov" River Potudan "by shifting his action to the U.S.. However, and here he remained true to himself, plunging the effect of a Slavic environment of the Serb community small provincial town, taking its theme of love: its strangeness, its unpredictability, its vivifying force
. The success of the picture allowed Konchalovsky already on his next picture "Runaway Train" (1985), the script by Akira Kurosawa, working in full force of his talent
. The plot - the story of two prisoners who escaped from prison to freedom, who were on lost control, rushing at full speed tandem locomotives. The story offers an excellent opportunity to create an impressive metaphor of modernity. Is it possible in this mad, the world lost its brakes remain a man? No illusions either about the state of the world, nor about human nature as such, Konchalovsky still gave an affirmative answer. Man is able to withstand the test of tragic freedom, retaining his rights.
. The next American film producer "Duet for soloist", . "Shy People", . "Homer and Eddie", . chamber, . psychological, . built on subtle nuances of feelings and relationships of characters, . showed, . that the director seeks in the world industry blockbusters save face, . its author's "I",
. However, the temptation blockbuster he was also. Konchalovsky took place a large multi-million dollar product - "Tango and Cash", . with the renowned Stallone, . one of the most expensive at the time stars, . with a steep adventure story, . with spectacular special effects, . with millions, . wasted on advertising and related goods (merchandise),
. Contact with the producer the director did not work, the director did not want to lose their copyright and the person left the production, not dosnyav now ...
By this time the situation in Russia has changed drastically, restructuring has started, all gaining momentum. Now no one bothered Konchalovsky work where he currently wants - no matter in Hollywood, or at Mosfilm.
In the years since his return to the motherland, the director had quite a lot. A film: "The Inner Circle" (1991), . reflection on the nature of Stalinism on the material of the fate of the "little man" - Stalin's projectionist, "Hen Ryaba" (1994), . continued grotesque fate Asia Kliachina in post-Communist Russia after 25 years (Ia Savvina refused to play Asya, . in this role withdrew Inna Churikova), "House of Fools" (2002, . Grand Prix of the jury at Venice Film Festival), . history of the inhabitants of a madhouse somewhere near the border with Chechnya during the first Chechen war: it, . what they - the only normal people are gone mad, . bloodstained world,
. Main role in the film played a young director's wife - actress Julia Vysotsky. For the TV screen in 1996-1997 Konchalovsky took four-part "Odyssey", the most expensive at that time the world's television productions, was awarded the highest award an American television Emmy. Epic mentality has always been characterized by the director, because in the ancient Homeric epic, he found much in tune with modernity, and his own fate.
. During these years Konchalovsky realized theatrical performances: "The Seagull" Chekhov in Paris "Odeon", . Tchaikovsky's opera "Eugene Onegin" and "Queen of Spades" in the "La Scala", . "War and Peace" by Prokofiev in sanktpeterburgskoy Mariinsky Theater and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, . "Un Ballo in Maschera" by Verdi at the Verdi Festival in Parma and at the Mariinsky Theater,
. In 1997, for the 850 anniversary of Moscow director has put a great superzrelische on Red Square, broadcast or video recording in the past in many countries. Six years later he makes a similar superzrelische in St. Petersburg on the balustrade of the Constantine Palace revived the 300-year anniversary of the city, parallel to completing the installation just shot Goldman adaptation of the play "The Lion in Winter."
. In 2004
. A.S. Konchalovsky staged "The Seagull" at the theater Mossovet. In 2005. - "Miss Julie" in the theater on Malaya Bronnaya. And in January, 2006. the premiere of "King Lear" at the Warsaw Theater "The Will" with Daniel Olbrychski in the title role (the anniversary actor). Pan Daniel specially invited A.S. Konchalovsky in Poland for the production of Shakespeare's tragedy.
A.S. Konchalovsky - author of 3 books-memoirs ( "Low Truth," the falsehood that exalts "and" low truths. 7 years later). In April 2006,. on the channel "Culture" was premiered Copyright cycle A.S. Konchalovsky's "Culture - a destiny" (12 episodes). Currently A.S. Konchalovsky, working on a new feature film. Working title - "Gloss.
"Mikhalkov - kind of old, which goes back to the first half of XV century. My great-grandfather in. S. Mikhalkov owned one of the finest private libraries in Russia, numbering fifty thousand volumes. Library he bequeathed to the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. Part of it, books on local history, has remained in Rybinsk, where was his name.
For the beginning of XIX century, tens of thousands of volumes - a collection of great. Such a library can have only a very educated and wealthy people. And in the State Historical Museum of the XVIII century to preserve family correspondence Mikhalkov - several hundred letters, including my praprapradeda, officer, written with the war. Write as it was adopted in aristocratic circles, in French. Letters of those years - a great rarity and value. Hopefully, over time these letters decipher, transferred - then learn from them more about a kind ".
A. Konchalovsky. From the book "Low truth.
. Great-grandfather - Vasily Surikov (24.1.1848 - 19.3.1916), . The great Russian artist, . one of the pillars of the Russian historical painting, . creator of large-scale historical paintings Boyarynya Morozova ", . "Morning strelets penalty", . "Menshikov in Berezovo", . "Suvorov Crossing the Alps", . "Conquest of Siberia by Ermak, . "Stepan Razin" and many others, . adorn the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, . Russian Museum and many other museums in the country.,
. "Surikov in some ways reminds me Shukshina, with all the differences in the reflected each era
. They both have something in common, root, Siberian. This Siberian prowess, I think, to a greater extent communicated Nikita than me:
A. Konchalovsky. From the book "Low truth.
Father - Petr Petrovich Konchalovsky (21.2.1878 - 2.2.1956), the great Russian painter, one of the founders and the leading masters of the renowned group "Jack of Diamonds. To the 125-th anniversary of the artist in the Department of personal collections of the Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin was an exhibition "Unknown Konchalovsky," which opened to the public a great richness and diversity of artistic talent.
"My grandfather, Pyotr Konchalovsky, was a man deeply Russian, but no European could not live. In his house all breathed in Europe: He belonged to that wing of the Russian artists, whose idols were the French - Cezanne, Degas'.
A. Konchalovsky. From the book "Low truth.
: Vasily Ivanovich himself made a strong impression of his appearance: that's what a true artist. The mane of black, blue, hair, pale face, black mustache and beard, all bearing well-knit, middle-sized figures and, most original voices. And some closure in the entire atmosphere. In black eyes looked out the door girls, they look unfriendly, even hostile. They were the eyes (who would have thought) my future wife:
Mikhail, working on the "Demon", often cutting images with a knife and threw them. Some I managed to assemble and glue, and then, when he forgot about them, I showed him, and he found them quite good and gave me one that says "Pete Konchalovsky Vrubel"
Pyotr Konchalovsky. From "Memoirs"
Father - Mikhalkov, Sergei Vladimirovich. Born in 1913. D.ch. APN USSR (1971), Hero of Socialist Labor (1973), author of numerous poems for children ( "Uncle Stepa". "What have you got?"). Author of plays "Red tie" (1946), "Dear boy" (1971). Author fables, satirical comedies (the collection "Theater for Adults", 1979). State Prize winner (1941, 1942, 1950, 1978). Lenin Prize (1970).
"My father was born in a noble family, the nobility after the revolution did not complain of the former wealth is nothing left. Father soon had to earn a living. He worked as a laborer, first at a textile factory, then - in a geological expedition in East Kazakhstan. From the old estates, houses in Moscow and estates nothing left. Its origins concealed. Father in questionnaires, wrote: "From the employees'.
Father received the Order of Lenin for his children's poems in 1939, who was then 26 years old. Then he became a familiar figure, much published and well earned, his mother was very grateful to him for what he gave her the opportunity to live as if on an island - do not know, do not go into what is happening around us, to stay inside their world ".
From the book A.S. Konchalovsky's "Low Truth.
Mother - Natalia Petrovna Konchalovskaya (19.1.1903 - 19.10.1988), poet, writer, translator, author of the opera libretto, and her book "Our ancient capital" has become a classic Russian children's literature. In Konchalovsky's films are not just songs and ballads on her poems. Putting on Red Square a great anniversary show to the 850 anniversary of Moscow, Konchalovsky took his title of the poem for a mother - "Our ancient capital.
"My mother told me that all their children conceived. It is from the beginning wanted a son, but the first born daughter. Then, the pregnant me, it is intended, as I should be, what the nature of what profession, what fate. I think she liked me just crazy. It was altogether a man of uncommon passion. I realized very late ".
A. Konchalovsky. From the book "Low truth.
"My mother never sat idle, never was able to just sit. Either she was writing, or cooking, or rukodelnichat - knitting something for the grandchildren, doing everything from lampshades, which, as with many of us in those years, there was a problem, to own hat patterns. In 50-60's in this part of the situation was in Russia not many: why in the house was an American, another 20-s, hat blanks, mother invent their own styles, otparivala kind of bike to iron in the blanks blank. Either it digging in the garden: I love lilacs and roses. Mom was busy all the time in some constructive work ".
A. Konchalovsky. From the preface to the book by N. Konchalovskaya "Sorcery and diligence.
His wife - Julia Vysotsky, actress. Born August 16, 1973 in Novocherkassk. Graduated from Acting Department of the Belarusian Academy of Arts and London Academy of Music and Arts. Worked in the Belarusian National Theater. Kupala. Main roles in: "Look Back in Anger" by John Osborne (awarded the prize for best actress), "Nameless Star" by Sebastian, "Bald Singer" by Eugц?ne Ionesco and others. Shot in the movies: "Go and never return" (directed by H. Knyazev), "Game of the imagination" (directed by M. Ptashuk), "House of Fools" and "The Lion in Winter" (director A. Konchalovsky), "Max" (USA, director Meno Meyes). Played a major role in antrepriznom play "Love - a book of gold" (a play on. Tolstoy, directed by Irene Mackiewicz), the main role in the play "The Seagull" (Theater. Moscow City Council, the director Andrei Konchalovsky), the main role in the play "Miss Julie" (Malaya Bronnaya Theater, directed by A. Konchalovsky).
Currently, Julia Vysotsky has a weekly television program "Let's eat at home" on the NTV channel and removed in a leading role in new movie A.S. Konchalovsky's "Gloss".
"I suddenly felt that entered her mind space and it is huge. It fits the love, tenderness, knowledge, romance, purity, loyalty, friendship, humanity, honesty. I went into the temple:
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