Alexander Terekhov was born in 1966 in the provincial town of Tula, just south of Moscow. After graduating in journalism from Moscow State University he was conscripted and served in the Soviet Union’s Internal Security Forces. After the army, Terekhov worked as a reporter for the cultural sections of the journals Ogonek and Stolitsa, and then in various editorial positions. At the same time, he began to win acclaim for his literary dissections of military life and his depiction of the chaos that perestroika had ushered in across provincial Russia. He won several awards for his 2009 novel The Stone Bridge and in 2012 won the National Bestseller Award for The Germans. His knowledge of history has been used in two screenplays: Mathilde (2017), about a prima ballerina in the twilight of Imperial Russia, and Beanpole (2019), about two women in post-WWII Leningrad for which he was nominated for an APSA for Best Screenplay.

Accolades

Kantemir Balagov and Alexander Terekhov
Best Screenplay, 2019

Kantemir Balagov and Alexander Terekhov

Best Screenplay, 2019

Kantemir Balagov and Alexander Terekhov

Beanpole (Dylda)

Kantemir Balagov was born in Nalchik, Russia, in 1991. He graduated from Alexander Sokurov’s directing workshop at Kabardino-Balkarian State University in 2015. During his studies,…

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Films

Beanpole
2019

Beanpole (Dylda)

Russian Federation
2019

Beanpole (Dylda)

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Leningrad has been left devastated, with its buildings demolished and citizens left in tatters both physically and…

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