Andrei Konchalovsky

He is a Russian filmmaker and was a frequent collaborator of Andrei Tarkovsky earlier in his career. His film UNCLE VANYA (1970), from the play by Anton Chekhov, is regarded by many people as one of the best films in the Russian language ever. SIBERIADE (1979) - a dramatic and realistic story of the lives of the people of Siberia - was internationally acclaimed. His films have won numerous accolades, including the Cannes Grand Prix Spécial du Jury (SIBERIADE), a FIPRESCI Award, two Silver Lions (PARADISE, THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS), three Golden Eagle Awards (DEAR COMRADES!, PARADISE, THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS) , and a Primetime Emmy Award (THE ODYSSEY). For his last feature film THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS (2014), Andrey Konchalovsky won the 'Best Director' award at the 'Venice International Film Festival' in 2014.

Dear Comrades!

A film by Andrei Konchalovsky

2020 - Russia - Drama

A provincial town in the south of the USSR, 1962. Lyudmila, a devout Communist Party official and idealistic veteran of WW II, is a scourge of anything she perceives as anti-Soviet sentiment. Together with other local Party officials, she is taken by surprise by a strike at the local factory, in which her own daughter is taking part. As the situation quickly spirals out of control, Lyudmila begins a desperate search for her daughter in the face of curfews, mass arrests, and the authorities’ ruthless attempts to cover up the state violence. Her once unquestioning faith in the party line is shaken by her growing awareness of its human toll, tearing apart the world she thought she knew.