Sergey Kudryavtsev (film critic)

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Sergey Kudryavtsev
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Born Sergey Valentinovich Kudryavtsev
(1956-03-12) March 12, 1956 (age 61) [1]
Chita, USSR
Occupation Film critic
Nationality Russian
Citizenship Moscow
Subject Film

Sergey Valentinovich Kudryavtsev (Russian: Серге́й Валенти́нович Кудря́вцев; born March 12, 1956) is a Russian film critic and historian.[2]

He graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 1978 and worked in the office of Soviet cinema at VGIK in 1980–1983.

Kudryavtsev began his career as a film critic in 1973, when he was 17. He has published several books on Russian and world cinema, such as "500 films" (1991), "+500" (1994), "The last 500" (1996), "Our cinema" (1998), the personal film ecyclopedia "3500" (2008).[3]

He taught history and theory of cinema at VGIK in 1994-1998, was a lecturer at the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors (since 2005), the Institute of Contemporary Art (since 2008). A three times winner of the Russian Guild of Film Critics awards.[4]

Now his new three-volume personal film encyclopedia "Almost 44000" is being in preparation. The first volume, dedicated to the 120th anniversary of world cinema, has been released in December 2015. At the moment Kudryavtsev collects funds for the publication of the second volume using crowdfunding on Planeta.ru website.[5]

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