Alexei Uchitel

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Alexei Uchitel at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Aleksei Yefimovich Uchitel PAR (Russian: Алексей Ефимович Учитель; born 31 August 1951 in Leningrad) is a Russian film director.

His 2003 film The Stroll was entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] His 2005 film Dreaming of Space won the Golden George at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] In 2006 he was a member of the jury at the 28th Moscow International Film Festival.[3]

His 2010 film The Edge was selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards[4] but it did not make the final shortlist.[5]

His film Break Loose was selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[6][7]

The picture Matilda directed by him is scheduled to be released on March 30, 2017.[8]

Uchitel is of Jewish descent.[9]


  1. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  2. ^ "27th Moscow International Film Festival (2005)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  3. ^ "28th Moscow International Film Festival (2006)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Russia chooses its Oscar nominee". The Voice of Russia. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  5. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Break Loose". TIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  7. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  8. ^ "Поклонская попросила Генпрокуратуру проверить новый фильм Учителя "Матильда"" [Poklonskaya asked the Prosecutor General to audit the new movie "Matilda" by Uchitel]. Vedomosti. 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  9. ^ Учитель Алексей Ефимович

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