Alexey Mizgirev

Alexey Mizgirev
  • Full name: Alexey Mizgirev
  • Graduation:

    He first studied philosophy at the Omsk University and later attended Vadim Abdrashitov’s film directing classes at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (graduated in 2004).

He was born in 1974 in Myski in the region of Kemerovo. He first studied philosophy at the Omsk University and later attended Vadim Abdrashitov’s film directing classes at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (graduated in 2004). At school he made several short films that were presented at different festivals. In 2003 he was a director’s assistant during the shooting of Abdrashitov’s “Magnetic Storms”.

In 2007 he made his first feature film “The Hard-Hearted” with the script written by the playwright Yury Klavdiev. After the release of his second film “Tambourine, drum” in 2009, he won several awards at the festival at Locarno and received international recognition. His third film “The Escort” about a deserter from the army and an escorting him captain who spend one day in Moscow on their way to the military base, was presented at The Berlinnale as part of the non-competition program.

Some people call Alexey Mizgirev’s films parables, others – publicist cinema. The director himself strongly objects against both definitions: he neither abuses metaphors, nor emphasizes social problems. He is not interested in exploring the environment; he is focused on simple human beings and his relationships with other people. Today, Alexey Mizgirev is one the most remarkable Russian filmmakers. However, he has never worked in Theatre until now. His show at the Gogol Center is his first theatre production.

Работы в «Гоголь-центре»