Director RUSSIA

Kantemir BALAGOV

Kantemir BALAGOV
Biography

Kantemir Balagov was born in 1991 in Nalchik, capital of the autonomous Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. He undertook studies in Economy then Law and directed several web mini-series shot on a still camera before discovering that Alexandre Sokurov had opened a film school in his home town. At the end of their interview, Sokurov placed him directly in the third year study group. He directed several short films, then armed with his first feature script, he was able to raise the money, with Sokurov’s help, to make Closeness, which premiered in Un Certain Regard 2017, where he won a FIPRESCI prize. His next film is about women who fought as soldiers trying to rejoin civil society after the Second World War.

Films presented at Cannes

TESNOTA CLOSENESS 2017 Un Certain Regard Script / Dialogue, Film Editor, Director

Awards

BEANPOLE
BEANPOLE 2019 Directing Prize of Un Certain Regard Director
Jury members
Member - Un Certain Regard - 2018
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Directors

Aaejay KARDAR

Aaejay KARDAR

Script Writer, Director
Charles VIDOR

Charles VIDOR

Director
Carol REED

Carol REED

Hsiao Hsien HOU

Hsiao Hsien HOU

Director
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE

Director, Script Writer
Ken LOACH

Ken LOACH

Director
Mark KIDEL

Mark KIDEL

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