Sergey Livnev is a Russian-born scriptwriter, director and producer. His first script (ASSA, 1987) was made into one of the most famous films of Russian perestroika. In 1991 he directed Kiks (Cracked) and in 1994 Hammer and Sickle. Both films received a number of awards in Russia and internationally. After producing in Russia and in America for 23 years, Sergey returns to his roots with a film Van Goghs which he wrote and directed. Van Goghs was shot in Latvia and Israel.
Followed by a Q+A with Sergey Livnev.
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- Aleksey Serebryakov, Daniel Olbrychski, Elena Koreneva
- Russia, UK
- 102 min
Winner of four Russian National Film Academy Awards (Nika), Van Goghs sensitively explores the complicated relationship between Mark Ginzburg, an artist, and his oppressive father Viktor, a famous conductor. Mark has moved from Latvia to Israel just to escape his father’s shadow, but now circumstances have forced the two to live under the same roof again. Will they manage to see beyond their mutual dependency and rediscover the love they have for each other? An exceptionally moving film about families, and how they shape our expectations from – and perceptions of – life.
Winner – Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography & Best Music Score, Nika Awards 2019
Nominated – Best International Film, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019
Nominated – Best Film, International Film Festival of India 2018
Winner – Best Supporting Actress (Elena Koreneva), Best Composer & Best Cinematographer, Russian Guild of Film Critics 2019