'How I Ended This Summer' Wins Top Prize at Russia's Golden Eagle Awards

Alexei Popogrebsky’s film also won best script and best camerawork prizes.


MOSCOW -- Alexei Popogrebsky’s Kak Ya Provyol Etim Letom (How I Ended This Summer) was named 2010’s best Russian movie at the Golden Eagle ceremony held in Moscow Friday.

The writer/director of the film, which won the best actor and best camera Silver Bears at last year’s Berlinale, also collected the best script Eagle, while its DOP Pavel Kostomarov was awarded the prize for the best camera work.

Alexei Uchitel, the director of Krai (The Edge), Russia’s entry in the best foreign film Oscar race, was named the best director, while the film’s stars, Vladimir Mashkov and Anjorka Strechel, picked up the best actor and best actress Eagles, respectively.

James Cameron’s Avatar was awarded as the best foreign film released in Russia and Claudia Cardinale collected the lifetime achievement award.

The Golden Eagle is one of Russia’s two main film awards.