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Andrei Kravchuk

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Name  Andrei Kravchuk

Role  Television Director
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Education  Saint Petersburg State University
Awards  Nika Award for Discovery of the Year, TEFI Award for Best Feature TV Movie/Series Director
Nominations  Nika Award for Best Film, Nika Award for Best Director
Movies and TV shows  The Admiral, The Italian, Viking, The Christmas Miracle, Admiral
Similar People  Vladislav Vetrov, Kolya Spiridonov, Zoya Kudrya, Konstantin Khabensky, Elizaveta Boyarskaya

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Andrei Kravchuk (born 13 April 1962 in Leningrad) is a Russian television and film director and screenwriter best known for his 2005 film The Italian.



Kravchuk had almost completed his master's thesis in mathematics when he met filmmakers Aleksei German and Vladimir Vengerov and German found him a job as an assistant to director Yefim Gribov shooting We Are Going to America in 1992. By the end of filming, Kravchuk had decided to give up mathematics and become a filmmaker, and he was admitted to the St. Petersburg Institute of Cinema and Television. After graduating, he worked in Russian television, saying, "Television today in Russia is the most accessible path to professional filmmaking." Between 1992 and 2001, he wrote and directed: the films Indonesiia – lubov’ moya (Indonesia, My Love), Otbleski i Teni (Reflections and Shadows), Vecher i Utro (Evening and Morning) and Rozhdestvenskaya Misteriya (The Christmas Miracle); the documentaries Deti v Strane Reform (Children in the Country of Reforms), Tamozhnya (Customs) and Marlen Shpindler; and episodes of the television series Ulitsa razbitykh fonarei (Streets of Broken Streetlights) and the television miniseries Agent Natsional’noi Bezopasnosti (Agent of National Security). In 2002, he directed the film Chernyi Voron (Black Raven) and the documentary Semyon Aranovich: Poslednii Kadr (Semyon Aranovich: The Final Shot), which was a tribute to documentary filmmaker Semyon Aranovich, whom he had learnt under at the Institute of Cinema and Television.

When the Russian economy collapsed in 1999 and many orphaned children were forced to live on the streets, screenwriter Andrei Romanov approached Kravchuk with a newspaper article about an orphan who taught himself to read so he could find his birth mother. The two started collaborating in 2000 and Kravchuk, who had earlier made a short documentary about orphanages, decided to adapt the story into a film, Italianetz (The Italian).

Personal life

Kravchuk's father was a navy engineer and his mother a doctor, and he is married to a designer with two young sons.


Feature films
  • The Christmas Miracle (Rozhdestvenskaya misteriya) (2000)
  • The Italian (Italyanets) (2005)
  • Admiral (2008)
  • Viking (2016)
  • Television
  • Streets of Broken Lights (Ulitsy razbitykh fonarey) (1999)
  • Agent natsional'noy bezopasnosti (2001)
  • Chyornyy voron (2002)
  • Gospoda ofitsery (2004)
  • Admiral (2009)
  • References

    Andrei Kravchuk Wikipedia

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