Alexey German Jr.)
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Alexei German (Junior): biography
Alexei Herman Jr. called the Russian film Director and screenwriter. He is the son of two talented people – the Director Alexey Herman and Svetlana Carmalita writer. Also, is the grandson of another remarkable man – writer Yury Herman. Herman Jr. was born on 4 September 1976 in Leningrad.
His childhood and school time took place between the two cities – his native city on the Neva and Moscow, as parents worked in the two capitals. This was the reason that talented a child is left without any additional training in the form of circles or sections. But Alexey never looked back.
With such a nomadic life, the young man considered his future career in law, science and journalism. But to argue with fate is not easy, especially when your parents are filmmakers. Despite their resistance, Alex was admitted to VGIK, where he studied at the directing Department.
Even during his studies, Herman Jr. was shot an interesting movie. His thesis film «the Fool» — was awarded a prize at the Munich festival. Also was awarded the prize «St. Anna» contest of student works (diploma of the jury). But wide fame came to the Director in 2003 with the painting «the Last train», which became his debut in cinema.
For it he received a prize Luigi Laurentiis Venice film festival – «Special mention». At home he was awarded the prize of the Academy of motion picture arts «Nika» as best newcomer. Another reward of the movie was the Grand Prix «Golden Alexander» at the international film festival of Thessaloniki best film (FIPRESCI award).
In subsequent years, the Director’s filmography was the tape «Garpastum» in 2005, entered into the main competition programme of the 62nd Venice International film festival, as well as specified domestic award «Nika» for best Director and won the Grand Prix as Best film at the Sofia international film festival.
The year 2008 was marked by the release of the famous film German Jr.’s «Paper soldier». For his Director was awarded the «Silver lion» prize of the Venice international film festival, again Russian «Nika» from the Academy of motion picture arts was awarded to the Director and the operator, as the best in your shop. Award Ozella said best cinematography. Another reward of this picture — award «White elephant» by critics and the film press.
Work 2009 under the name «Short circuit», also known as the novel «KIM» gathered even more prizes. The first was the award from the Russian film festival «Kinotavr» in the category «Discovery». Then took place the traditional prize from the jury of the international film festival in Venice, in the program «Horizons» and for the first time the award at the international film festival in Busan.
Kyiv international film festival Molodist awarded the painting award in the program «New Russian cinema» and the film festival of Central and Eastern Europe under the name of «goEast» noted the prize in the «Panorama»programme.
In 2011 68 Venice International film Festival was brought a prize for a short film «Tokyo» in the program «Horizons». 2015 marked the awards ceremony of the film «Under electric clouds» at the 65 Berlin international film festival in the main competition program. This picture many have called «the dedication of the romantics»
In 2016, Herman Jr. worked on the feature film about Sergei Dovlatov, the release of which is scheduled for 2017. Artist name of the main character for a long time was kept secret, it was a condition of the producers. In September 2016, it became known that he was played by Serbian actor Milan Maric.
The family of Alexei German consists of him and Elena Trench. Before becoming his wife, she led a popular Moscow club. The meeting of two talented people occurred in the Metropolitan cafe.
Six hours spent in total the noisy company, they realized that will not break up and since then have been working together on the set and in the voice, in installation and carpet on the famous film festivals.