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Film Director Alexey Balabanov Passes Away
19.05.2013 13:21
Film Director Alexey Balabanov Passes Away

The well-known Russian film director Alexey Balabanov died yesterday, aged 55, after losing consciousness.

      “He fainted, we tried to render him emergency aid, but failed. Alexey died without regaining consciousness,” his relatives explained to the RIA Novosti agency. It all happened in Solnechnoe Settlement of the Leningrad region.

      Alexey Balabanov was born on February 25, 1959 in Sverdlovsk. In 1981 he graduated from Translation Faculty of Gorky Teachers’ Training University and in 1983-1987 he worked as a film director assistant in the Sverdlovsk Film Studio. In 1990 he graduated from the Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Film Directors.

      From 1990 he lived and worked in St. Petersburg. From 1992 he was a cofounder of the STV movie company, by means of which he created most of his films. He is known as the film director of nearly two dozen movies, including the cult ones Brother and Brother 2, as well as It Doesn't Hurt Me, Cargo 200, Zhmurki, War.

      Last respect to the film director Alexey Balabanov will be paid on May 21 in the first pavilion of the Lenfilm Studio.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Alexey Balabanov Film Directors Russian Cinema   

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