An Independent Life

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An Independent Life
(Самостоятельная жизнь)
Directed by Vitali Kanevsky
Produced by Philippe Godeau
Written by Vitali Kanevsky
Starring Pavel Nazarov
Music by Boris Rychkov
Cinematography Vladimir Brylyakov
Release date
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Russia
Language Russian

An Independent Life (Russian: Самостоятельная жизнь, translit. Samostoyatelnaya zhizn) is a 1992 Russian film directed by Vitali Kanevsky. It is the second in a trilogy of autobiographical films.[1][permanent dead link] The film was an international co-production between companies in Russia, France and the UK, including StudioCanal and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. It has never been distributed in the English-speaking world.



It was entered into the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize.[1] It was also nominated for the Golden Bear at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: An Independent Life". Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Programme". Retrieved 2011-05-29. 

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