Vladimir Bouchler

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Vladimir Bouchler
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Vladimir Bouchler at rehearsals in Oslo, Norway, 2009
Born (1954-10-01) October 1, 1954 (age 66)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
OccupationTheatre and film director

Vladimir Bouchler is a theatre director, film director and pedagogue of acting and directing in theatre and film.


After starting life as an electric engineer in Soviet Union's Republic of Uzbekistan, Vladimir headed to The Ostrovsky Theatre School in Tashkent to study for five years as an actor. This was followed by a further five years training and practice as a director in the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute MA, in Moscow. Since then Vladimir has worked as an independent director, worldwide.

Professional life[edit]


  • Artistic director of the International Festival "Week of Theatre Methods" (Brussels)
  • Artistic director, producer of the European Theatre and Film Institute
  • Professor, Head of acting department, MTHS The Norwegian College of Musical Theatre (Norway)
  • CEO of Saraton International Street Theatre and Film Festival in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Theatre professor[edit]


Theatre director[edit]

1979–2020 selected titles

Vladimir Bouchler and Keanu Reeves on the rehearsal of "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov in Scotland (2009)

Special projects[edit]


Vladimir Bouchler and Emma Thompson, while working on narration of the documentary film "DRY TEARS. Aral Sea Legend", London (1998)
  • Leader of the Aral Sea project – project designed to draw world attention to the problem of the Aral Sea using theatre, cinema, TV, and photographic exhibitions (in France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan). The street theatre performance "H2O+4women" and video action, including the documentary film "Dry Tears. Aral Sea Legend" were created with the participation of Emma Thompson, Annie Girardot, Erland Josephson, Michel Crespin, Timur Bekmambetov and others.


  • Co-founder of European Theatre and Film Institute [13]
  • Co-founder of Brussels Cinema Lab


  • Director of "Children of October", creation, toured 12 countries, dedicated to the disappearance of the USSR. It was created with the use of 100,000 "Oktyabr icons" (badges with the image of Lenin-child, worn by children in the USSR)


  • Director of "GAIA", creation, toured 7 countries. In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. The play was performed with soil, brought to Europe from 15 republics of the former Soviet Union. The actors performed people who suddenly lost their homeland due to various national conflicts.


  • CEO of Saraton Theatre and Film Festival in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Film director/actor[edit]

Professional education[edit]

Theatre and film acting[edit]

  • Tashkent State Institute for Dramatic Art

Theatre directing[edit]

Film directing[edit]


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