War and Peace, Oscar, 1968

Our first "Oscar" in feature filmswon the "War and Peace" by Sergei Bondarchuk (by itself, as the best foreign painting). This is an outstanding work, in which many fine actors are employed. The four-part epic was done for six years, thousands of people were engaged in the crowd. In the film, for example, the whole military units, dressed in the uniforms of the Napoleonic era, were shot.


"Golden Globe", 1969, Best foreign film.
Moscow Film Festival is a big prize
Award of the National Council of Film Critics USA for the best film in a foreign language

"Dersu Uzala", "Oscar", 1975

"Dersu Uzala" - a joint Soviet-Japaneseproject. Director Akiro Kurosawa shot it in Russian with Russian actors and Russian classics - books by Vladimir Arsenyev. It has a stunningly beautiful taiga, a wise man with a pure heart Dersu Uzala and a profound meaning.


Moscow Film Festival, Gold Prize and FIPRESCI Prize
Award of the Union of Spanish Film Critics for Best Foreign Film
Award of French film critics for the best acting game (Maxim Munzuk)

"Moscow does not believe in tears," Oscar, 1981

The film "Moscow does not believe in tears" by Vladimir Menshovwould never have passed by the Oscar committee. He was a box office and told the story of a strong personality - all this is so loved by Oscar. "Moscow" is a real hit about a sincere heroine who achieved success, despite all the difficulties, and about the love that sweeps social barriers.

"Burnt by the Sun", "Oscar", 1995

"Burnt by the Sun" Nikita Mikhalkov - the lastfor today a feature film from Russia, received an Oscar. Everything in this film is perfect: both the dacha outside Moscow, and the young Oleg Menshikov, and the tragic plot that tears the soul, in which human passions and the brutal forces of history unite the destinies of fate.


Cannes, Grand Prix
Cannes, the prize of the ecumenical jury

"The Cranes Are Flying", "The Golden Palm Branch" in Cannes, 1958

"Cranes Are Flying" by Mikhail Kalatozov is the onlyRussian owner of the main prize Cannes - "Golden palm tree". A film about the Great Patriotic War, but there are no heroic feats under bullets. The director showed how terrible war is, through the story of an ordinary woman. By the way, Claude Lelouch spent two days on the set, then the 19-year-old operator who came to Moscow to shoot a documentary. Then he said that "The Cranes Are Flying" turned his life around and fell in love with art cinema.


Cannes, Special mention

"The Great Break", Grand Prix in Cannes, 1946

As for the Soviet and Russian cinema,The jury in Cannes was more generous in the second most important award - the Grand Prix. The first was awarded to her Soviet film "The Great Fracture" by Friedrich Ermler. He talks about the battle for Stalingrad, one of the largest and most difficult battles in the history of wars, which lasted more than six months.

"Solaris", Grand Prix in Cannes, 1972

On the account of Andrei Tarkovsky two Grand Prix and a lotother prizes in Cannes. The first Grand Prix brought him "Solaris" based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem. True, Tarkovsky removed from the plot almost all the fantastic, but added new philosophical meanings. In "Solaris" he explored the themes of guilt and love. Lem cursed and said that Tarkovsky had removed "Crime and Punishment", and not "Solaris".


Cannes, Prize of the International Association of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
Prize at the XXVIII International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary

"Sibiriada", Grand Prix in Cannes, 1979

At "Sibiriada" Andrey Konchalovsky the weightmerits: these are excellent actors, the fascinating story of several generations of two families - kulaks and poor people, excellent music and the beauty of the frame. He had a good chance at the "Golden Palm Branch", if not for the powerful competition in the person of Coppola's "Apocalypse Now", who grabbed the grand prize.

"Sacrifice", Grand Prix in Cannes, 1986

And from this film the Oscar jury would run away asfrom the fire. A story about an old actor who sacrificed his small world and family for the sake of salvation from the war, Andrei Tarkovsky gave an endless topic for controversy. What is this: a parable about faith or disbelief, about betrayal or devotion?


Cannes, prize for artistic contribution
Cannes, the prize of the International Association of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
British Academy (BAFTA), Best film in a foreign language

"Repentance", Grand Prix in Cannes, 1987

Cinema Tengiz Abuladze talks about the tyrant, inwhich we learn will recognize the features of the most terrible dictators of the world. Surreal details, like knights in armor on the streets of a modern city, do not overshadow the main thing - you must not forget the terrible pages of history, otherwise they will be repeated again.


Cannes, the prize of the International Association of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
Cannes, the prize of the ecumenical jury
Nika, Best movie

"Ascent", "The Golden Bear" at Berlinal, 1977

The film tells about the fate of two partisans,captured in fascists. To remove this difficult story on the story of "Sotnikov" director Larisa Shepitko had to endure a real battle. "The very prose writer Vasil Bykov - sharp, prickly, scorching the truth - was, to put it mildly, not in honor. (...) And even before Shepitko appealed to the State Committee for Goskino with her proposal, this idea was once again unconditionally suppressed. But then, on the threshold of the State Committee, Larisa Shepitko appeared with glowing eyes, whose sight can not be sustained even for a few seconds, "says art critic Valery Fomin in the article" I crashed into the blood. "


Berlin Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize

"Ivan's Childhood", "The Golden Lion" at the Venice Film Festival, 1962

The childhood of 12-year-old Ivan ended that day,when in front of him fascists shot his mother and sister. The boy's father was killed at the front. Left orphaned, Ivan goes into the military unit and becomes an elusive scout, whose boldness is fueled by the dream of revenge. Andrei Tarkovsky produced a piercing and beautiful movie about a boy who lost his childhood.


International Film Festival in San Francisco, the prize "Golden Gate"
International Film Festival in San Francisco, Best Director (Andrei Tarkovsky)

"Urga - the territory of love", "Golden Lion" at the Venice Festival, 1991

Nikita Mikhaylkov took almost anecdotalthe life situation - a steppe Mongol went to the city for means of protection, since by law he had no right to have more than three children. He made from it a work of art full of kindness, humanity and compassion, preaching tolerance and understanding among peoples.


Venetian Film Festival, the prize of the International Catholic Organization for Cinema (OCIC)
European Film Academy, Best Film
Kinotavr, the main prize based on the results of the rating

"Return", "Golden Lion" at the Venice Festival, 2003

Victory of "Return" at the Venice Festivalcritics called sensational. Indeed, the unfamiliar novice director made a real sensation - his complicated picture of the tragedy of the relationship between fathers and children took the main prize in Venice and became the best debut, and also collected a whole bunch of smaller awards.


Venice, CinemAvvenire award for best debut film
Venice, the Sergio Trassati Prize
European Film Academy, European Opening of the Year (Andrei Zvyagintsev)
"Nika", Best movie

"Leviathan", "Golden Globe", 2015

No Russian picture of the last fewyears did not cause as much controversy as Leviathan. No matter how someone treated this heavy social drama, it should be noted that it was highly appreciated by critics. "Leviathan" was nominated for an Oscar, and shortly before that, he received the Golden Globe Award as the best foreign film.


Cannes Film Festival, Best Screenplay
Nika, Best Actress (Elena Liadova)

List of the most highly valued in the world of Soviet andRussian cinematography, of course, this does not end there. There was, for example, the cartoon "The Old Man and the Sea" by Petrova, who received an Oscar in 2000, Faust Sokurov, who won the Golden Lion in 2011, and many others. Here we tried to collect those who received the largest prizes or several awards. Write in the comments if someone forgot.

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