He was born in Moscow. He graduated from the screenwriting faculty of the VGIK in 1971. For many years he worked in collaboration with the director Vadim Abdrashitov, beginning with the film Speech for the Defence (1976), which won prizes for Best Screenplay and Directing at the All-Soviet FF in 1977. The pair went on to write and direct more than ten films together, including such classics as The Turning Point (1978), Fox Hunt (1980) and The Train Has Stopped (1988), for which he received the State Prize of the USSR. In 1994,Alexander Mindadze and Vadim Abdrashitov were awarded the Prize of the Guild of Film Critics of Russia as Best Creative Duet.The film Soar is his first experience as a director.
Soar / Alexander Mindadze
Having lost his wife in a plane crash, a man tries to find out the real reason for the disaster. Forced to sift through all the lies amassing around him, he temporarily forgets about his grief. He finds a flight crew who survived a crash and celebrates his rebirth with them. Suddenly, moments of grief turn into a never-before-experienced flash of freedom for him. This illusion becomes a lulling trap in which he can relive the happiest moments of his life. What we see on the screen is an ordinary life where simple things become rare and unusual, and where grief turns to joy.
|Montage:||Ivan Lebedev, Darya Danilova|
|Sound:||Kirill Vasilenko, Art Direction: Alexander Chertovich|
|Costumes:||Irina Grazhdankina, Ekaterina Khimicheva|
|With:||Vitaly Kischenko (driver), Maxim Bityukov (passenger), Alexander Robak (fat man), Klavdia Korshunova (Tatyana)|
|OLYMPION:||Friday, November 23, 2007 - 15:45|
|FRIDA LIAPPA:||Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 20:30|