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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Russian Director joined the ranks of the American Academy


The American film Academy has decided to expand their ranks, and at the same time to update the blood, and sent out invitations to filmmakers the world on accession to this organization. Her lover was the famous St. Petersburg documentary filmmaker Viktor Kosakovsky. Only 684 of filmmakers around the world have received such letters.


photo: Svetlana Khokhryakova

Viktor Kosakovsky (left).

It is a longstanding practice. Every year the American film Academy makes such mailing. It just recently joined the ranks of Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose “Leviathan” was nominated for “Oscar”. A member of the Academy is Russian animated film Director Konstantin Bronzit, who was twice nominated for “Oscar” with the film “the Lavatory history — a love story” and “We can’t live without cosmos”. No special procedure required. Just received a letter by email with relevant information. Member of the Academy is obliged to watch all the movies that are seen as potential winners in the main film award of the world. This is a very burdensome task, consuming a lot of time. Of course, as the winners of the “Oscars” automatically join the ranks of academics. We have it, Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Menshov, Director of animated film Aleksandr Petrov. But the case Kosakovsky consisted special. To the Oscar procedure he was not involved.

Victor has directed such films as “clean”, “Pavel and Lyalya”, “Wednesday 19.07.1961”. A year ago, he presented a short “chicken Pox” made in Norwegian money for English language. From the state Kosakovsky receives no money. How old is eager to make a film in 3D about St. Petersburg. But the things are there. It so happens that each new movie he comes out every 5-7 years.

Kosakovsky — man with an impeccable creative reputation. In the European painting “Big splash” with the participation of Ralph Fiennes the characters talk about the movie, call of its prominent representatives, among them Viktor Kosakovsky consisted. The Chairman of the documentary jury concluded Moscow international film festival, Thomas Balmes among his favourite Directors from Russia also allocated Victor.

“MK” by a miracle got through to Kosakovsky consisted.

Congrats on the invitation to the ranks of the American Academy…

— I’m on an iceberg in the open ocean is North of Greenland. Communication is almost none. Many people are calling, but the conversation immediately ends. Don’t even know what it is?..

So the “MK” became Viktor Kosakovsky consisted of good news.

This person is generally difficult to reach. He was one of those who are always on the go, always on the go. Now Viktor takes close to Greenland his new feature film, which is dedicated to water. Its conditional name — “Aquarela”. This is an international project involving several countries. Filming will take place around the world. Part of the material Victor has shot in India. His previous full-length project “long live the antipodes!” he also shot around the world. It involved 11 countries. This ambitious film was the second film to open the Venice film festival 2011, which was not before.

Generally Kosakovsky documentary to the bone. Not afraid of anything. Once told that he lived in a tribe of cannibals with the risk of being eaten. But why not do it for the sake of the movie. Now, Victor, and James Cameron, fighting for a statement of some unique cinematically, giving supersubmarina.

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