70 Directors for Venice 70
- ALEKSEY GERMAN JR.
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Born in Moscow in 1976, he followed in the footsteps of his father, the famous Russian director Aleksei German, and his mother, who was a screenwriter. He studied at the State Academy of Theatre Arts in Saint Petersburg (SPGATI), and earned his degree in filmmaking at the State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, soon becoming a leading figure in the new generation of Russian filmmakers. Venice has presented all of his films, which often reinterpret crucial events in Russian history from original private perspectives: Posledniy poezd (The Last Train) was screened at the 2003 Venice Film Festival and won the Special Mention in the Nuovi Territori section; two years later the director presented Garpastum in Completion; in 2008 Bumazhniy soldat (Paper Soldier) won the Silver Lion for Best Director and the Osella for Best Cinematography. In 2009 German Jr. participated in the Orizzonti section as the director of the episode titled Kim in the anthology film Korotkoye Zamykanie (Crush).
FILMS PRESENTED IN VENICE:
2003 – Posledniy poezd (The Last Train) – Nuovi Territori section
2005 – Garpastum – In Competition (screenwriter, director)
2008 - Bumaznyj soldat (Paper Soldier) – In Competition (screenwriter, director)
2009 – Korotkoye Zamykanie – Orizzonti (director)
2003 – Posledniy poezd (The Last Train) – Special Mention
2008 - Bumazhnyj soldat (Paper Soldier) – Silver Lion for Best Director, Osella for Best Cinematography