Sergei Lavrentiev


Sergei Lavrentiev was born in 1954. He began his career as a theater actor in 1970's. After graduation from the prestigious VGIK (Russian State film institute) he joined Gosfilmofond, one of the world biggest film archives. During perestroika he went on to become a leading film critic known as one of the founders of "new wave" of Soviet film criticism. He has written about Central and Eastern European cinema for numerous publications including "Sovietsky Ekran", "Iskusstwo Kino", "Kultura". After his article "Never ending story" (April 1987) Soviet censorship stopped to cut foreign films in national distribution. At that time he played the part of the great film genius Eisenstein in the film "Prishvin's Paper Eyes" (1989). Also appeared in avantgarde film "Concert for the rat" (1995). In 1990's he was an anchorman for number of television programs named "Kinomarathon" and devoted to the centenary of cinema. Since 1999 — program director of Sochi IFF, IFF "Faces of Love", Children Film Festival "Kinotavrik" in Sochi: From 2002 — member of Russian "Oscar" committee. He wrote a small book, "Clint Eastwood. Furious and Handsome" (2001), and is about to publish a new book, "Western under the red banner".

Mario Monicelli: Still Alive and Kicking By Sergei Lavrentiev

in 56th Donostia-San Sebastian

When discovering that the classic retrospective this... read more

"Armin" Return to the Roots by Sergey Lavrentiev

in 7th Wiesbaden Festival of Central and Eastern European Film - goEast

In his previous film Sorry for Kung Fu (Oprosti za k... read more

Sitting Audience's Film History Lesson By Sergei Lavrentiev

in 29th Moscow International Film Festival

The program at the Moscow International Film Festiva... read more

Old Films and New Technology By Sergei Lavrentiev

in 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

One year ago in my FIPRESCI article from Pusan I wro... read more

The Sublime Cinema of Lee Man-hee By Sergei Lavrentiev

in 30th Pusan sieh Busan - der frühere Name ist Pusan

It's very important to watch the old movies at film ... read more