17 Facts About Andrei Konchalovsky


Andrei Sergeyevich Konchalovsky is a Russian filmmaker.


Andrei Konchalovsky has worked in Soviet, Hollywood, and contemporary Russian cinema.


Andrei Konchalovsky is a laureate of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", a National Order of the Legion of Honour, an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, a Cavalier of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and a People's Artist of the RSFSR.


Andrei Konchalovsky is the son of writer Sergey Mikhalkov, and the brother of filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov.


Andrei Konchalovsky directed the 1997 miniseries adaptation of the ancient Greek narrative The Odyssey.


Andrei Konchalovsky's films have won numerous accolades, including the Cannes Grand Prix Special du Jury, a FIPRESCI Award, two Silver Lions, three Golden Eagle Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.


Andrei Konchalovsky's father was writer Sergey Mikhalkov, and his mother was poet Natalia Konchalovskaya.

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Andrei Konchalovsky is frequently referred to as Andron, but as he stated several times, Andron was just a diminutive used by his grandfather and never was his official name; he prefers the name Andrei.


Andrei Konchalovsky studied for ten years at the Moscow Conservatory, preparing for a pianist's career.


Thereupon, Andrei Konchalovsky filmed adaptations of Ivan Turgenev's A Nest of Gentle Folk and Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, with Innokenty Smoktunovsky in the title role.


In 2010, Andrei Konchalovsky released a longtime passion project of his, The Nutcracker in 3D, a musical adaptation of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet.


In 2012, Andrei Konchalovsky wrote, directed and produced The Battle for Ukraine, which provided an in depth analysis of how Ukraine to this day struggles to escape from the close embrace of its former big brother, Russia.


In 2012, Andrei Konchalovsky was one of 103 public figures to sign a petition in support of the band Pussy Riot during their 2012 trial.


Andrei Konchalovsky endorsed Sergey Sobyanin during the 2013 Moscow mayoral election.


Andrei Konchalovsky's second wife was Russian actress Natalya Arinbasarova, with whom he has one son: Russian film director Egor, born 15 January 1966.


Andrei Konchalovsky's third wife was Viviane Godet, with whom he has a daughter, Alexandra Mikhalkova, born 6 October 1971.


Andrei Konchalovsky lost control of a rented Mercedes and swerved into oncoming traffic, where he crashed into another car.