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Andrei Konchalovsky turns 80

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Andrei Konchalovsky turns 80


konchalovsky.ruFamous Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky celebrated his 80th anniversary the day before. He spent this day with his relatives and friends, TASS informs.

This week Konchalovsky is going to start producing new feature on Michelangelo. Talking about his film he compared Michelangelo with one of the greatest Russian medieval Orthodox painters Andrey Rublev who lived 130 years earlier.

#80questionstokonchalovsky campaign was launched in social networks. Everybody can ask the grand master any questions. He will answer only 80 questions, which gained the biggest number of votes at the official website.

This year there is another anniversary – 55 years in profession of Andrei Konchalovsky. Special cultural programmes were prepared in many Russian cities due to these two jubilees. In particular, the retrospective of his movies is held in Moscow. Similar shows are planned as a part of Ural Festival of Russian cinema and Kazan International Film Festival.

Top officials of the country – Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev as well as Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky sent telegrams with congratulations to the cinema master.

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