The film “Leviathan” was among the nominees for the “Oscar”

The film “Leviathan” by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev was among the nominees for the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “Oscar” in the category “Best Foreign Language Film.”

A live webcast of the event was carried out on the site of the Academy. 87th awards ceremony “Oscar” will take place in the cinema Dolby in Los Angeles on 22 February.

Earlier on Sunday painting by Andrei Zvyagintsev was honored in the same category award “Golden Globe”. Russian cinema was last represented among the nominees for the “Oscar” in 2007, a painting by Nikita Mikhalkov “12″. His “Burnt by the Sun” brought the Russian victory in this category in 1994.

“Another victory” Leviathan, “directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, filmed with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, not only happy, but also encouraging. For the first time in nearly half a century, the domestic film won the” Golden Globe “, which indicates the high skill of our filmmakers and their recognition at the international level” - said Medina, who was quoted in the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Culture Minister recalled that in October last year at the Venice Film Festival Andrei Konchalovsky has received a prize for the film “White Nights postman Alexei Tryapitsyna.”

“All in all, last year the films supported by the Ministry of Culture and Cinema Fund, received more than 30 (!) Awards and prizes at international film festivals, including such prestigious as Munich, Cannes and Venice. This is a great incentive to work on the return of Russia as a single of the leading countries of the world of cinema, “- said Medina.

15 January 2015

“Seventh Son” Bodrov has collected nearly 1 billion rubles for 11 days of hire in Russia
French journalists have not found in Kirovsk horror Zvyagintsev shown in the “Leviathan”

• Russian film "Oatmeal" received three awards from the Venice Film Festival »»»
Russian film “Porridge” was awarded the prize in Venice Film Festival and its director Alexei Fedorchenko - personal praise of the Quentin Tarantino.
• "Oscar" - it's my own »»»
In Beverly Hills today announced nominee for “Oscar” - a prestigious international award of American Film.
• The "12" Mikhalkov will be 62 competitors in the struggle for the "Oscar" »»»
American Academy of cinema unveiled a list of films seeking to “Oscar” in the category “best film in a foreign language.
• A film by Andrei Zvyagintsev won a prize at the Cannes Festival »»»
A magnificent film by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Helena” won on Saturday at the 64th Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize competition program “Un Certain Regard.
• In the United States announced the names of nominees for the "Oscar" »»»
Today the announcement of nominees for the Oscar - one of the most prestigious awards in world cinema.