Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2015
Moscow, writer and director Alexey German Jr, son of the late Russian master Alexey German studied filmmaking at the VGIK before making three award-winning short films. His first three features, The Last Train (2003), Garpastum (2005) and Paper Soldier (2008) all screened at the Venice Film Festival where The Last Train received a special mention in the Nuovi Territori section and Paper Soldier, won the Silver Lion for the Best Director and the Osella for Best Cinematography. Paper Soldier was also nominated for the 2009 APSA Achievement in Cinematography. Under Electric Clouds screened in competition at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography.
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