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    Russian Filmmaker Konchalovsky Receives Award at Venice Festival

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    Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky was awarded at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday.

    The Russian filmmaker received the Silver Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

    Konchalovky's "Paradise" is a historical drama about people who met during World War II. The main characters are Russian migrant Olga, who is the member of the French anti-Nazi movement, French man Jules, who supports the Nazi regime and Nazi German high-ranking officer Helmut.

    The film was jointly made by Russia and Germany.

    In 2014, Andrei Konchalovsky won the best director silver lion during Saturday’s 71st Venice Film Festival on for his movie "The Postman’s White Nights."

    Philippine director Lav Diaz's nearly four-hour black and white drama "Ang Babaeng Humayo" (The Woman Who Left) won the Golden Lion on Saturday for best film.


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