Official Selection


Andrei Konchalovski | Russia | 2020 | 120 min.
O.V. in Russian subtitled in English and Spanish

Special Jury Prize in Venice. The latest from the Russian master Konchalovski, author of milestones such as Siberiada, presents an unstinting narrative of an event that took place in the city of Novocherkask within the Soviet Union in 1962 and remained secret for decades. All through the eyes of a woman, a convinced Communist Party member, whose fierce ideals crumble after witnessing the massacre of a motor factory strike, during which, amidst the chaos generated in the city, her daughter disappears.

Direction: Andrei Konchalovski
Script: Andrei Konchalovsky, Elena Kiseleva
Cinematography: Andrey Naidenov
Editing: Sergei Taraskin, Karolina Maciejewska
Cast: Julia Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrei Gusev, Yulia Burova, Sergei Erlish
Production: Alisher Usmanov, Andrei Konchalovsky
Production Company: Andrei Konchalovsky Studios

Andrei Konchalovski

He was born in Moscow in 1937 in a family made up of artists (his brother is the filmmaker Nikita Mijalkov). He is one of the most remarkable Russian directors of the generation that emerged in the 70s. In his beginnings, he wrote together with Andrei Tarkovski the scripts of Ivan’s Childhood and Andréi Rubliov, and débuted in directing in 1966 with The First Teacher. His magnificence arrived in the 70s with works like Uncle Vanya (1971), awarded with the Silver Shell in the Festival of San Sebastián, A Lover’s Romance (1974), Jury Grand Prix in the Festival of Karlovy Vary, and the epic film of four chapters Siberiade (1979), Jury Grand Prix in Cannes. In the 80s Konchalovski moved to the United States and bursted into Hollywood with successes such as Runaway Train (1985) and Tango & Cash (1989). In the 90s he returned to Russia, and in this century he received two Silver Lions in Venice. His last film Dear Comrades was awarded with the Jury Grand Prix in Venice.