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PAVEL SEMYONOVICH LUNGIN (Russian : Па́вел Семёнович Лунги́н; born July 12, 1949) is a Russian film director. He is sometimes credited as Pavel Loungine (as in the American release of Tycoon ). Lungin was awarded the distinction People\'s Artist of Russia
Russia
in 2008.

CONTENTS

* 1 Life and career * 2 Filmography (as director) * 3 References * 4 External links

LIFE AND CAREER

Born 12 July 1949 in Moscow
Moscow
, Lungin is the son of a scriptwriter and linguist Lilianna Lungina . He later attended Moscow
Moscow
State University from which he graduated in 1971. Lungin worked primarily as a scriptwriter until given the opportunity to direct Taxi Blues at age 40.

Lungin was awarded the Best Director Prize at 1990 Cannes Film Festival for the film Taxi Blues starring Pyotr Mamonov . That same year he took up residence in France
France
, while making films in and about Russia
Russia
with French producers. Two years later, his next film Luna Park would also compete at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
1992 Cannes Film Festival
. In 1993 he was a member of the jury at the 18th Moscow
Moscow
International Film Festival .

He was the librettist for Nikolai Karetnikov 's opera Till Eulenspiegel (written 1983) and Karetnikov's oratorio The Mystery of St. Paul.

In 2006 he directed the religious film The Island which also starred Mamonov. The film closed the 63rd Venice International Film Festival and was praised by the Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church
leader Alexis II .

In 2009 he was the President of the Jury at the 31st Moscow International Film Festival .

In 2009 he directed the film Tsar with Pyotr Mamonov and Oleg Yankovskiy . The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
2009 Cannes Film Festival
.

In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of the position of the President of Russia
Russia
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
on Russia\'s military intervention in Ukraine
Ukraine
and Crimea . For this he was banned from entering Ukraine . Crimea is since March 2014 under dispute by Russia
Russia
and Ukraine
Ukraine
.

FILMOGRAPHY (AS DIRECTOR)

* Taxi Blues (1990) * Luna Park (1992) * Lifeline (1996) * The Wedding (2000) * Tycoon (2002) * Poor Relatives (2005) * The Island (2006) * Tsar (2009) * The Conductor (2012) * Homeland (2015)

REFERENCES

* ^ Лунгин Павел Семёнович * ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации "О присвоении почётного звания "Народный артист Российской Федерации" Лунгину П. С." (IN RUSSIAN). Президент России. Официальное интернет-представительство. 20 NOVEMBER 2008. RETRIEVED 2010-01-26. * ^ Биография Павла Лунгина (IN RUSSIAN). PEOPLE\'S HISTORY. 27 JULY 2007. RETRIEVED 2010-01-26. * ^ "Festival de Cannes: Taxi Blues". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-06. * ^ "Festival de Cannes: Luna Park". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-15. * ^ "18th Moscow
Moscow
International Film Festival (1993)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-09. * ^ "31st Moscow
Moscow
International Film Festival (2009)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-06-02. * ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tsar". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-17. * ^ "Деятели культуры России — в поддержку позиции Президента по Украине и Крыму". Ministry for Culture of Russian Federation .

* ^ SBU issues entry ban against 140 Russian artists, UNIAN (5 November 2016) Ukraine’s State Security Service bans 140 Russian cultural figures from entering country, TASS news agency (5 November 2016) * ^ Gutterman, Steve. "Putin signs Crimea treaty, will not seize other Ukraine
Ukraine
regions". Reuters
Reuters
. Retrieved 2014-03-26.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Pavel Lungin
Pavel Lungin
on IMDb
IMDb
* Islander Pavel Lungin

* v * t * e

Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award

* René Clément
René Clément
(1946) * René Clément
René Clément
(1949) * Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1951) * Christian-Jaque (1952) * Jules Dassin / Sergei Vasilyev
Sergei Vasilyev
(1955) *

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