Andrei Khrzhanovsky

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Andrei Khrzhanovsky, 2005

Andrei Yurievich Khrzhanovsky (Russian: Андрей Юрьевич Хржано́вский; born 30 November 1939 in Moscow[1]) is a Russian animator, documaker, writer and producer. He is the father of director Ilya Khrzhanovsky. People's Artist of Russia (2011).[2]

He rose to prominence in the west with his 2009 picture A Room and a Half starring Grigory Dityatkovsky, Sergei Yursky, Alisa Freindlich) about Joseph Brodsky.[3][4] Although Khrzhanovsky's 1966 dark comedy There Lived Kozyavin was clearly a comment on the dangerous absurdity of a regimented communist bureaucracy it was approved by the state owned Soyuzmultfilm studio. However The Glass Harmonica in 1968 continuing a theme of heartless bureaucrats confronted by the liberating power of music and art was the first animated film to be officially banned in Russia.[5]

Filmography (selection)[edit]


  1. ^ Интервью «Новой Газете» (2001)
  2. ^ Указ Президента РФ от 21.03.2011 № 336 «О присвоении почётного звания „Народный артист Российской Федерации“» Archived 2015-01-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Interview
  4. ^ Guardian article
  5. ^ Cavalier, Stephen (2011). The World History of Animation. Berkeley California: University of California Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-520-26112-9.

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