Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2017

Nomination Detail

Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2017

Andrey Zvyagintsev is one of Russia’s most internationally respected directors. His feature directorial debut was The Return (2003), a low-budget family drama that became an international critical triumph, and the first post-Soviet Union Russian film to win the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. His next features were The Banishment (2007), Elena (2011) and Leviathan (2014), the latter of which won the Golden Globe® and was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film. It also won Best Feature Film at APSA in 2014. Loveless saw Zvyagintsev’s third nomination for Achievement in Directing at APSA, following nominations for Leviathan and a nomination resulting in a High Commendation for Elena.

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