Alexander Mindadze

Born in Moscow in 1949 and is considered one of the most acclaimed scriptwriters and directors in Russia. More than 20 of his screenplays have been filmed since 1975. Early in his career he teamed up with acclaimed Russian director Vadim Abdrashitov, with whom he collaborated on eleven films over several decades. The film PLUMBUM was awarded the golden medal at the Venice Film Festival in 1986, and the Mindadze-Abdrashitov duo won the Silver Bear for the "idea and adaptation" at the Berlin Film Festival in 1995 for the film A PLAY FOR A PASSENGER. In 2007 his feature film debut as director, SOAR, premiered at the International Film Festival in Venice. This film obtained two awards, including the film critics award for best debut film in Russia. He is the only Russian scriptwriter who was awarded the prestigious ENNIO FLAIANO PRIZE and the SILVER PEGASUS from the Italian Cultural Academy. Second feature film written and directed by Alexander Mindadze INNOCENT SATURDAY was premiered at Berlin IFF in 2011.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

Scriptwriter, director, producer

2015 My Good Hans

2011 Innocent Saturday

Scriptwriter, director

2015 My Good Hans

2011 Innocent Saturday

2007 Soar

Scriptwriter

2015 My Good Hans 2013 Break loose 2011 Innocent Saturday 2009 Minnesota
2007 Soar 2005 Dreaming of space 2003 Trio
2003 Magnetic Storms 1997 Time of a dancer 1995 A Play for a Passenger
1991 Armavir 1988 The Servant 1986 Plumbum, or The Dangerous Game
1984 Parade of the Planets 1982 The Train Has Stopped 1980 A Fox Hunt
1978 The turning point 1976 Speech for the Defense 1976 Spring Selection

 

Awards

2016 The Nika Award from the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts for the best film (My Good Hans)

2016 The Nika Award from the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts for the best screenplay (My Good Hans)

2016 The White Elephant Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics for the best film (My Good Hans)

2016 The White Elephant Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics for the best screenplay (My Good Hans)

2016 The White Elephant Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics for the best director (My Good Hans)

2016 The Golden Eagle Award from the National Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Russia for the best screenplay (My good Hans)

2015 The best narrative feature film, Chicago (My Good Hans)

2013 The Nika Award from the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences named after A. German for the outstanding input into the Russian National cinema

2011 The Golden Eagle Award from the National Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Russia for the best screenplay (Innocent Saturday)

2011 Специальный приз кинокритиков на Международном кинофестивале в Сао Пауло в Бразилии (В субботу)

2011 Golden Iris Award of the International Film Festival of European films in Brussels (Innocent Saturday

2011 Специальный приз международного жюри фестиваля «Дух огня» (В субботу)

2019 Приз за лучший сценарий кинофестиваля «Амурская осень» (Миннесота)

2008 The White Elephant Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics for the best screenplay and the best debut (Soar)

2006 Russian Government Award (Magnetic Storms)

2005 The Nika Award from the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences for the best screenplay (Time of a dancer)

2003 Премия Российской академии кинематографических искусств «Ника» за лучший сценарий (Магнитные бури)

2003 Приз им. Григория Горина за лучший сценарий (Магнитные бури)

2003 Премия российской критики «Золотой овен» за лучший сценарий (Магнитные бури)

1998 Премия российской критики «Золотой овен» за лучший сценарий (Время танцора)

1998 The Nika Award from the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences for the best screenplay (Time of a dancer)

1996 Главный приз конкурса сценариев «Зеркало», посвященного столетию кинематографа (Время танцора)

1995 Silver Bear Award of Berlin International Film Festival for the “intention and implementation” (A Play for a Passenger)

1994 Премия им. С. Эйзенштейна российско-германского конкурса сценариев (Пьеса для пассажира)

1994 Премия российской критики «Золотой овен» (Творческому дуэту А.Миндадзе – В.Абдрашитов)

1991 The USSR State Award (The Servant)

1989 Премия Российской академии кинематографических искусств «НИКА» за лучший сценарий (Слуга)

1986 The Silver Pegasus Ennio Flaiano Award from the Italian Academy of culture “For the literature contribution to the cinema”

1984 The Vasiliev Brothers State Award (The Train has stopped)

1984 Специальный приз жюри за лучший сценарий на МКФ в Сан-Ремо (Остановился поезд)

1979 The Award from All-Union Lenin Communist Youth League (Speech for the Defense

1977 Приз за лучший сценарный дебют на ВКФ в Риге (Весенний призыв)

1977 A. Dovzhenko Silver Medal (Spring Selection)

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