Russian Defense Minister Calls for Ban on President Zelensky’s Comedy, Producer Alexander Rodnyansky
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has demanded the film and TV work of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as that of Ukraine-born producer Alexander Rodnyansky (Leviathan), be “removed from the cultural agenda of the Russian Federation.” Russian investigative news site The Insider reported that Shoigu sent a letter to Russian Minister of Culture Olga […]
“I Was Really Impressed With Her Metaphor of Freedom as a Burden”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Unclenching the Fists’ Director Kira Kovalenko and Producer Alexander Rodnyansky
A small movement of young filmmakers in Russia’s remote, politically fraught North Caucasus Mountains is starting to make a big noise, first at the Cannes Film Festival and now in the Oscar’s best international feature race. Remarkably, filmmakers Kantemir Balagov (with 2019’s Beanpole) and Kira Kovalenko (with her new drama, Unclenching the Fists) — both […]
Alexander Rodnyansky’s Cyprus Company Faces Bankruptcy Lawsuit
A German court has filed a $2.3 million insolvency action against a film company owned by famed Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky ('Leviathan,' 'Loveless'), claiming it owes money to creditors of now-defunct German film group A Company.
Alexander Rodnyansky on ‘Beanpole,’ Embracing Opportunities in the Age of Netflix
Alexander Rodnyansky discusses Cannes Entry 'Beanpole,' the threat of self-censorship and why he "never wanted to conquer Hollywood."
German Court Orders $2.28M Payout by Alexander Rodnyansky’s A.R. Films
A German court has ordered a company owned by famed Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky (Loveless, Leviathan) to pay out $2.28 million (€2 million) in a lawsuit linked to the insolvency proceedings of German production and licensing group A Company.
Sony Pictures to Release Cannes Competition Film ‘Loveless’ in Russia
The film about a couple locked in a bitter divorce is Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's third Palme d'Or contender.
Oscar-Nominated Russian Producer Boards Serbian Art-House Project
Alexander Rodnyansky, who produced 'Leviathan,' says the strength of director Bojan Vuletic drew him to 'Requiem for Mrs. J.'
‘The Duelist’ (‘Duelyant’): Film Review | TIFF 2016
Russian stars Pyotr Fyodorov and Vladimir Mashkov face off against each other, armed to the teeth, in writer-director Alexey Mizgirev's period drama, produced by Alexander Rodnyansky (recent Oscar-nominee 'Leviathan').
Russian Epic ‘The Duelist’ to Hit Imax Screens in 2016
The historical drama from the 'Stalingrad' and 'Leviathan' studio will be supersized for a release in Russia and internationally.
Russian Cinema Fund to Introduce Pitching Sessions for Projects
The move follows a similar initiative by the country's Culture Ministry, although the fund's sessions will not be open to the public.