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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky's feature films were not widely seen, yet he emerged from Soviet Russia as one of their best filmmakers. These days, he's most famous for Stalkers, his 1979 version of the science fic…

Stanislaw Lem

Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is a world famous science fiction author whose books include Eden (1959) and Solaris (1961). Born and raised in Lwów, Poland (now Lvov, Ukraine), Lem turned to writing aft…

1969 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'OrIf, Lindsay Anderson (United Kingdom)Special Jury PrizeAdalen 31, Bo Widerberg (Sweden)Best ActorJean-Louis Trintignant, Z(France)Best ActressVanessa Redgrave, Isadora (United Kingdo…

1983 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'OrThe Ballad of Narayama, Shohei Imamura (Japan)Special Jury PrizeMonty Python—The Meaning of Life, Terry Jones (United Kingdom)Grand Prix Du Cinema De CreationRobert Bresson, L'…

Freddie Blassie 2003 Deaths

Freddie BlassieAge: 85 professional wrestler whose villainous persona in the ring earned him a cult following. He appeared in the film My Dinner with Blassie, a spoof of My Dinner with Andre, …

Doubles Finals

Men— #1 Todd Woodbridge & Mark Woodforde def. #2 Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis 7-6(4), 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-3. Women— #1 Gigi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva def. #6 Nicole Aren…

Louis Malle Biography

Louis MalledirectorBorn: 10/30/1932Birthplace: Thumeries, France Film director best known in the United States for Atlantic City (1980) and My Dinner With Andre (1981). He was first associated with t…

Australia 4, Russia 1

at Brisbane, Australia (Sept. 24-26) Day One— Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) def. Marat Safin (RUS) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Wayne Arthurs (AUS) def. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-…

1972 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'OrThe Mattei Affair, Francesco Rosi with a Special Jury Mention for the performance of Gian Maria Volonte (Italy)The Working Class Go to Heaven, Elio Petri (Italy)Special Jury PrizeSol…

A Friend of the Deceased

Director:Vyacheslav KrishtofovichWriter:Andrei KourkovMusic:Vladimir GronskiProducers:Mykola Machenko and Pierre RivalSony Picture Classics; R; 100 minutesRelease:5/98Cast:Elena Korikova, Cons…