Karen Georgievich Shakhnazarov, PAR (Russian: Каре́н Гео́ргиевич Шахназа́ров; born 8 July 1952) is a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He became the Director General of Mosfilm studios in 1998.
Karen Georgievich Shakhnazarov
8 July 1952
|Alma mater||Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Years active||1980 – present|
|Title||People's Artist of Russia (2002)|
His 1987 film Courier was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival, where it won a Special Prize. In 2002 he was a member of the jury at the 24th Moscow International Film Festival. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia.
|Year||English title||Original title|
|1984||We Are from Jazz||Мы из джаза|
|1985||Winter Evening in Gagra||Зимний вечер в Гаграх|
|1987||The Messenger Boy||Курьер|
|1988||Zero City||Город Зеро|
|1991||The Assassin of the Tsar||Цареубийца|
|1995||American Daughter||Американская дочь|
|1998||Day of the Full Moon||День полнолуния|
|2001||Poisons or the World History of Poisoning||Яды, или Всемирная история отравлений|
|2004||The Rider Named Death||Всадник по имени смерть|
|2008||Vanished Empire||Исчезнувшая империя|
|2009||Ward Number 6||Палата № 6|
|2012||White Tiger||Белый тигр|
|2017||Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story||Анна Каренина|
Karen Shakhnazarov is one of several living descendants of the famous Melik-Shahnazarian princely family from Nagorno-Karabakh. The Melik-Shahnazarians ruled Nagorno-Karabakh's province of Varanda in medieval and modern times.
- Peter Rollberg (2016). Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. US: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 660–661. ISBN 1442268425.
- Karen Shakhnazarov on the Life Line talk show by Russia-K, 2010
- Profile on the Snob journal (in Russian)
- "15th Moscow International Film Festival (1987)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
- "24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 28 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- "Karen Shakhnazarov's "White Tiger"nominated for Oscar". PanArmenian. PanArmenian. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "Culture activists of Russia in support of the position of the President on Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and Crimea" (in Russian). Russian Ministry of Culture. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- 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)
- "Карен Шахназаров: «Спецоперация на Украине была неизбежна»". regnum. 24 February 2022.
- "The Rider Named Death (2004)".
- "The Rider Named Death".
- Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ: «Я не экранизирую свою жизнь» Archived 28 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine