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Andrey Zvyagintsev is a Russian film director and screenwriter born on February 6, 1964 in Novosibirsk.

He appears as somewhat of a Russian version of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. They share a common passion for the works of Robert Bresson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman and Andrei Tarkovsky.

Zvyagintsev makes cold, chilly, slow-burning movies, full of angry, despondent characters for whom events always turn for the worse. He is also an ardent critic of the current political and economic system in Russia.



  • The Black Room (2000, TV series)
  • The Return (2003)
  • The Banishment (2007)
  • New York, I Love You - "Apocrypha" (2009) note 
  • Experiment 5IVE - "Mystery" (2011)
  • Elena (2011)
  • Leviathan (2014)
  • Loveless (2017)

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